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What's Next For Companies Relying on Perham Potatoes

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Fire crews from around the area worked through the night controlling a fire in Perham Minnesota. On Wednesday the building is now a smoldering pile of ash.

R.D. Offutt Company did release a statement about the fire, saying they are thankful no one was injured. The letter is in a photo attached to this story.

Thousands of potatoes and some equipment are now a part of the ashes, and it's making many companies that work with R.D. Offutt Company thinking of new plans to get their product.

"So we had a contract with them," says Kevin Keil the General Manager at KLN Family Brands."in the 70,000-75,000 100 pound bags were still left on our contract that I think were in there."

KLN Family Brands uses the neighboring company to distribute a month supply of potatoes.

"The good thing is I think we have some other suppliers who are able to fulfill the stuff that we lost there." Keil adds.

Tuesday night the company was already making calls for other truck loads of potatoes to come in.

"One of them we already had gotten a hold of last night, and he'd already scheduled to load a couple of trucks to fulfill the stuff we would of been getting from this location." Keil says.

KLN Family Brands says the extra cost would be for the travel and delivery of those truckloads. But they don't mind the price, they're just happy product and property was the only thing lost.

"Glad that no one was hurt, I know that a lot of people spent time on that fire overnight, a lot of dedicated people working on that." Keil says with a thankful smile.

KLN Family Brands says they don't believe this will affect production of any of their chips, shelves in grocery stores and gas stations should still be stocked.

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