Dan Akey spoke at the last Rotary meeting. A Washington State University graduate, he worked in the eastern area of Oregon and has been in the potato and onion business. Akey is the director of operations at Cavendish Farms. He said he is excited about being a part of Cavendish in Jamestown. He said he and his wife have been welcomed by the community and they appreciate North Dakota values.
Cavendish Farms may soon start production again after an Aug. 31 fire damaged parts of the potato processing plant, said Dan Akey, director of operations at Cavendish Farms.
“The restoration has been going very well and we believe we’ll be back running by next week,” Akey said.
Officials at Cavendish Farms expect the James-town food-processing plant to be operational within the next four weeks, said Mary Keith, vice president of communications with Cavendish Farms, by e-mail Thursday evening.
Clean up and planning for repairs continue at the Cavendish Farms potato processing plant in Jamestown. Fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. Monday in the air emissions control equipment which is located in the fryer area of the plant, company officials said.
Cavendish Farms is closed indefinitely after a fire burned in its attic Monday, officials said.
Greg Allen, the plant’s administrative manager, said only part of the plant was damaged and he wants to get it running again soon.
“We plan to reopen,” he said.
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