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Employees remember Mishawaka foundry


People in Mishawaka are still reeling from the massive fire that destroyed the RMG foundry on Monday.

Many former employees visited the foundry Tuesday to see the destruction first hand.

"When I started here it was Dodge manufacturing, that was in 1973, is when I started here, and I worked here til 2006 when it closed and I worked in the building that's all burned up, that's where I spent most of my years here," says Cheryl Burks who spent over 30 years at the foundry.

"I was shocked, I saw it on the news and I had to come here and watch it, I took a few pictures but I wanted to come back today, it brought alot of memories," says Burks.

The cause of the blaze is still to be determined.

Burks says the employees were a close-knit group.

"It was great, it was a family, I cried when we closed."

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