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Fire Department Responds to Industrial Fire

Posted 11/6/18

McKenzie Fire Department responded to a fire at Cutting Specialists, Incorporated on Highway 22 north on Friday afternoon.Firefighters found one of the heat-treat salt baths on fire. The in-house …

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Fire Department Responds to Industrial Fire

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McKenzie Fire Department responded to a fire at Cutting Specialists, Incorporated on Highway 22 north on Friday afternoon.
Firefighters found one of the heat-treat salt baths on fire. The in-house fire-suppression system activated and suppressed the fire. Firefighters remained on the scene and assured the fire was extinguished.
According to an official at CSI, “In the heat-treating process hot parts are submerged in oil to rapid cool and change the microstructure of the steel. Something went wrong in this stage of the process and the oil caught fire. The cause is still under investigation.”
Cutting Specialists, Inc. manufactures lawn mower blades, rotary mower blades and flail mower blades (along with related parts) for Original Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors in North America, Central America and Europe. Products include side-slicer knives, cup knives, d-rings, u-bars, rotary mower blades, finish mower blades, sweeps, points and tool-bar clamps.

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