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Reinke hit by tornadoes

DESHLER, Neb. -- Reinke is expecting to resume shipments by the end of this week, after recovering from tornadoes t...


DESHLER, Neb. — Reinke is expecting to resume shipments by the end of this week, after recovering from tornadoes that ripped through its Deshler, Neb. plant Sunday evening.

The manufacturer of over-the-road trailer/chassis equipment and irrigation systems is currently assessing the damage caused to its 80-acre plant.

The east end of the main trailer/chassis production building was damaged, a corner of the roof on the east end of the main office building was partially lifted and several overhead doors on the other building were blown off, according to Reinke president Bob Friehe.

Despite the structural damage, Friehe said he expects the company to resume shipping orders by the end of this week.
He said the company’s trailer/chassis and irrigation parts inventories were not damaged.

The companies 300 some employees were also unscathed.
The plant is closed today, with insurance agents and construction crews on site. But Reinke dealers across the U.S. and Canada will continue to take orders.

For more information, call the main Reinke number at (402) 365-7251.


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