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IMR Plant Burned Down. Really? #15893735 03/13/21
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A friend told me the plant that makes IMR powders burned down. I have not seen this anywhere. Any truth this?

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Couldn't find anything about it but here is the company that produces IMR for Hodgdon. The plant is located in Valleyfield, Canada.

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The Valleyfield plant has had a few "unintended" explosions over the years, but couldn't find anything later than 2020 on the Internet.


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Sure hope nothing happened. Powder's hard enough to come by as it is, let alone losing one of the production facilities. Of course; "unintended" events do seem to sometimes occur in places that produce volatile compounds like that.

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Yep, which is why the Ramshot powders made in Belgium became non-existent for a while a few years ago. The plant had a major fire, and it took a year to rebuild the plant, and then somewhat longer to fill the pipeline again.


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I would guess the Workmans Compensation rates for workers at a powder plant are above average.


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My work took me to some ammunition plants back in the 80s. I think I'd have a hard time getting use to working in a building that is surrounded by a 20 ft high berm to keep the blast in!

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I remember when the Hercules plant in Kenville or Kendale or Kensomething NJ went up in the 80s. My buddy who worked in the Poconos said he heard it. I heard (so it must be true) they were running Red Dot that day.


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Originally Posted by Mule Deer
Yep, which is why the Ramshot powders made in Belgium became non-existent for a while a few years ago. The plant had a major fire, and it took a year to rebuild the plant, and then somewhat longer to fill the pipeline again.



Correspondence from the ADI plant in Australia said that it takes six months to produce each batch of powder from start till it's ready to be shipped out. I had no idea. I thought they'd whack a batch through every week.

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Originally Posted by Elvis



Correspondence from the ADI plant in Australia said that it takes six months to produce each batch of powder from start till it's ready to be shipped out. I had no idea. I thought they'd whack a batch through every week.



That is interesting.


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Originally Posted by 358WCF
I remember when the Hercules plant in Kenville or Kendale or Kensomething NJ went up in the 80s. My buddy who worked in the Poconos said he heard it. I heard (so it must be true) they were running Red Dot that day.



I heard that they were testing reduced loads of Blue Dot...😁


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Originally Posted by MikeL2
My work took me to some ammunition plants back in the 80s. I think I'd have a hard time getting use to working in a building that is surrounded by a 20 ft high berm to keep the blast in!


My grandmother and her sister worked in a munitions plant during WW2, as I know a lot of other daughters, sisters, and wives did then, but I know what you're saying. A manufacturing facility I've spent a lot of time in had an event resulting in several fatalities just a couple years before I started doing work there, and it was sobering every time I walked by the empty spot on the property where once had stood an operating unit.

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Originally Posted by JSTUART
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Correspondence from the ADI plant in Australia said that it takes six months to produce each batch of powder from start till it's ready to be shipped out. I had no idea. I thought they'd whack a batch through every week.



That is interesting.


Batches every week, blending for 6Mo to get the burn rate consistent?


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Originally Posted by navlav8r
Originally Posted by 358WCF
I remember when the Hercules plant in Kenville or Kendale or Kensomething NJ went up in the 80s. My buddy who worked in the Poconos said he heard it. I heard (so it must be true) they were running Red Dot that day.



I heard that they were testing reduced loads of Blue Dot...😁


I told them what level of powder to not exceed.... but did they listen???

Noooooo....




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Speaking of such, did Pac Nor come back to life?


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Yes. Back in Bidness.

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Valleyfield Quebec....having spent a bit of time there, I don’t think a powder manufacturing operation in Valleyfield is anything I want to get too close to.



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Re: IMR Plant Burned Down. Really? [Re: AU338MAG] #15919553 03/20/21
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Originally Posted by AU338MAG
I would guess the Workmans Compensation rates for workers at a powder plant are above average.

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With a local governor that wears sparkly socks...


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Originally Posted by OldmanoftheSea
Originally Posted by AU338MAG
I would guess the Workmans Compensation rates for workers at a powder plant are above average.

Canadians.
Socialism - under a queen - across an ocean.
With a local governor that wears sparkly socks...

Probably no one willing to underwrite the insurance for a US based plant.


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