Hardship Ignites Innovation
At 10 p.m. CT on Monday, January 11, 2021 we were alerted by the Fayetteville (Illinois) Fire Department regarding a fire at our Fayetteville plant. Thankfully, there were no injuries to report, but unfortunately, the production facility was completely destroyed by the fire. While we are devastated by this news, we are thankful no one was injured, and we are grateful to local firefighters for their heroic efforts.
Since the fire, we went from ashes to fully activated contingency plans as our team works diligently from the command center at Deli Star’s St. Louis Innovation Center. Our long-term customers are sticking with us, and we have secured production support from our network of alternate manufacturing facilities.
The Deli Star team is fresh, innovative, and visionary - now more than ever - as our company is no longer defined by a structure alone. Being fresh, innovative and visionary has taken strong hold. What was destroyed in the fire makes way for limitless possibilities. Hardship ignites innovation.