Dust Collector Fire Reported at Sheet Metal Parts Plant

Firefighters responded to the Illinois manufacturing plant after a blaze ignited in the equipment on Saturday morning.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

October 19, 2020

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A blaze broke out in a dust collection system at the IMS Engineered Products manufacturing plant in Des Plains, IL last Saturday morning, prompting a response from area fire crews, according to coverage in the Des Plaines Journal & Topics.

Firefighters were dispatched to the scene just after 6 a.m. and found thick smoke in part of the structure, a fire official told the newspaper. The building was ventilated during the response.

No injuries were logged during the incident. The blaze is thought to be accidental in nature, Journal & Topics reported.

IMS Engineered Products is a designer and manufacturer of sheet metal parts and assemblies, information on the company’s website states. The company’s production plant in Des Plaines has 290,000 sq ft of space.

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Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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