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Towers at Quad/Graphics Plant Pulled Down

August 24, 2012
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A crew from Hutcherson Metal brought down the four towers that once recovered the solvent from the ink used for printing magazines and flyers at Quad/Graphics, Mt. Morris, IL. The plant, which a mainstay of the Mt. Morris economy for 113 years, closed its doors more than a year ago.

Groups of interested neighbors and former plant employees watched Thursday as the salvage crew used a torch to first cut a yawning notch, called a “bird’s mouth,” in the front of each tower and then continued the cut around the backs.

The plant had employed more than 2,000 people in its heyday.

Watch a video of the towers falling.

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Source: Ogle County News.
 

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