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Manufacturing Facility

Damage from explosion at manufacturing facility


A fire event resulting from a nitrogen bottle falling into molten metal at a factory in Troy, Texas caused extensive damage to nearly half of the 142,000 square-foot manufacturing building. The estimated damage was $5 million. Target was contacted to assess the damage and begin necessary repairs. Salvageable contents were removed, including equipment and product, some weighing up to 10,000 lbs. Target relocated maintenance operations to limit business interruption. This involved setting up temporary locker rooms, break rooms, and restrooms at the secondary site. 

Once immediate needs had been met, repairs began. First, debris was removed and the compromised structure was demoed. A retaining wall was built to prevent flooding during the rebuild process. All essential systems were repaired, including water, electrical, lubricant lines, air lines, and pneumatics. These repairs enabled 15 production stations to resume operation 18 hours ahead of the proposed deadline. Target’s efforts allowed the business to resume production quickly, limiting loss of income and overall damages substantially. The Target team worked around more than 50 employees to ensure the continuation of business.


  • Removal of salvageable contents, including equipment and product that weighed in excess of 10,000 lbs
  • Relocation of maintenance operations
  • Fabrication of temporary locker rooms, break rooms, and restrooms
  • Demolition of compromised structure
  • Debris removal
  • Retaining wall construction
  • Water system repair
  • Electrical system repair
  • Lubricant line repair
  • Air line repair
  • Pneumatics repair
  • Completion of work while buildings were occupied