NEC plant reopens in Forsyth, 3 weeks after fire

FORSYTH, Mo. - A manufacturing plant that makes vitamins and supplements partially reopened on Wednesday, three weeks after a devastating fire. National Enzyme Company says the plant could be back to full strength in a couple of weeks.

The fire broke out on the evening of Aug. 9 on the second floor of a 20,000-square-foot production facility where National Enzyme Company makes vitamins and supplements. Thirty employees quickly evacuated.

News release from National Enzyme Company

The NEC team, along with top-notch local companies, have worked non-stop over the last three weeks to reopen the production facility after the fire on Aug. 9. And, on Wed., Aug. 31, NEC resumed operations.

Although not at 100% capacity yet, NEC anticipates running at full capacity by mid-September. But in the meantime, NEC is mixing and blending products with the same care, quality and attention to detail, that they’re famous for. Over the next few weeks, NEC will be working steadily towards full capacity so they can continue to provide the same great products and service their customers are used to.

Words alone cannot express the gratitude and respect NEC has for these local companies. Going above and beyond would be an understatement, as each one had a sense of urgency that surpassed our expectations — they remained committed to the project, giving selflessly of their time and resources.

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