Burned Nocona Business Will Rebuild

7-20-06 -The owner of Nokona Athletic Goods is seeking a new manufacturing site after fired destroyed the company's main building in Nocona, Texas.

Officials say employees will be paid as work continues to set up
new operations.

Tuesday's fire destroyed most of the facility, which makes
baseball gloves and other athletic equipment.

Owner Rob Storey says the building burned -- but the company
didn't. He's hoping that operations will soon resume in the community of
about 3,200.

Investigators are looking into whether an electrical problem
sparked the blaze.

The factory had been operating in Nocona, located about 70 miles
northwest of Fort Worth, since the 1920's.


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