By Liz White, editorDerry Township, Pennsylvania - A fire destroyed the plant of foam fabricator Keystone Foam Corp. in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, on Thurs 2 Aug. The fire started at about 10 am, and staff called 911 at 10:09 am: "within 5 minutes, the entire 90 000-sq ft (8360-sq.m) building was engulfed," said Alecia Quinn, the firm's vice president for administration, in a 6 Aug email to Urethanes Technology International. "The plant is completely destroyed," said Quinn, putting the damage at "probably in the neighbourhood of $6 million plus." The company is a fabricator and distributor, not a manufacturer. "We do not pour foam. We buy foam from Carpenter, Flexible, Foamex, Future Foam, Penn Foam, Vitafoam, WT Burnett," Quinn added. Luckily, Keystone managed to save its file server and payroll computer. "We also have all of our CNC files," Quinn said, adding that these "have been sent to another fabricator who is cutting foam for us today. We also have suppliers cutting foam for our customers." Quinn said Keystone has several buildings that it could possibly start moving into this week. Longer-term the operation is likely to be rebuilt on the same site, she continued, adding that the firm was properly insured.Keystone was meeting with all employees Monday 6 Aug to go over its plans, the VP said, in the message. "The management and office staff is very upbeat. We have drawn up preliminary plans for a new building," Quinn said. Quinn said the firm has been "overwhelmed with offers of help from suppliers, customers," and more. In addition, she said, "customers have shown extreme loyalty and we are doing everything we can to fill their orders in a timely fashion." Although news reports said the burning glue and foam from Keystone could produce toxic hydrogen cyanide fumes, Quinn pointed out that the DEP (the Department of Environmental Protection) was "testing the air quality within a 10 mile radius and said everything was fine." "Apparently a young firefighter at the scene came up with the hydrogen cyanide statement. I have no idea where he got that, Quinn commented. "