Machine Catches on Fire at Packaging Corp. of America Plant

Firefighters were sent to PCA’s Harrisonburg, PA plant on Tuesday night after a 3-alarm blaze broke out.

John S. Forrester, former Managing Editor

December 2, 2021

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Image courtesy of the Harrisonburg (VA) Fire Department on Twitter

A 3-alarm fire broke out in a machine Tuesday night at the Packaging Corp. of America (PCA) plant in Harrisonburg, VA, local news organizations reported.

Firefighters were called to the Pleasant Valley Road facility after the blaze ignited around 9 p.m., Mike Parks, director of communications for the city of Harrisonburg, told television news station WHSV.

The fire extended across the building and three rail cars at the rear of the structure also became involved in flames, Parks said in coverage by the Harrisonburg Daily News-Record. The newspaper noted that the structure is valued at $10.4 million.

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Crews managed to douse the flames by 11:15 p.m., WHSV said. No injuries were logged during the incident.

PCA’s Harrisonburg plant has capabilities for four-color direct printing, wax cascading, curtain coatings, production of high-graphics litho-laminated boxes, according to the firm’s website. The site also includes a jumbo press/die cutter, specialty gluers and flatbed die cutters.

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John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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