Tristan Rubber Molding a total loss after fire

Posted at 9:50 AM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 17:00:14-05

The building housing a rubber manufacturing plant in Jackson Township was destroyed in a large fire Tuesday morning.

Five fire departments, including Jackson Township, responded to battle the fire at Tristan Rubber Molding.

WATCH an interview with Jackson Township Fire Chief Tracy Hogue in the video player above.

Employees called the fire department just before 9 a.m. saying there was a fire in one of the walls, but they thought that they were able to put it out.

However, when Jackson Township fire crews got there, the fire had spread and flames were shooting through the roof.


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Employees at the scene told there were 18 workers in the building when it caught fire. All were able to make it out without injury. 

Ron Canterbury, vice president of manufacturing for Tristan Rubber Molding, told that 40 people total worked in the building. 

"We are going to move forward and re-build," he said. "We are going to take care of all of our employees in the process."

Tristan Rubber Molding has been located on Dressler Rd NW in Jackson Township for 22 years. The company manufactures the inside mold of tires.