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Conveyor Belt Manufacturing Facility Destroyed by Fire

The fire caused $1.5 million in damages.

Kristen Kazarian

January 9, 2024

1 Min Read
Fire demolishes conveyor belt manufacturing plant.
The equipment and everything else inside is a total loss.Image courtesy of Paul Taylor / Stone via Getty Images

A fire Friday night at CK Beltco in Gainesville, NY, destroyed the entire plant with an estimated $1.5 million in damages.

The fire was reported 6:05 p.m. at the conveyor belt manufacturing plant after a passerby reported flames coming through the roof, Wyoming County Emergency Services officials said.

The building was used by the conveyor belt manufacturing company. The 110-by-105 structure and all the equipment inside were determined to be a total loss.

Nine fire companies were on the scene for seven hours, and no injuries were reported. Damages were estimated at $1.5 million.

The building is owned by Chester and Katie Girod.

The investigation is ongoing.

CK Beltco is a manufacturer of conveyor belts for agricultural business equipment manufacturing, round baler belts, aggregate belting, sawmills, food processing plants, produce processing, recycling centers, woodworking shops, and various farming needs.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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