State Fire Marshal allows Ultratec to resume production

State Fire Marshal allows Ultratec to resume production

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Alabama State Fire Marshal amended its Cease and Desist order to Ultratec Special Effects and has allowed the company to resume production.

The fire marshal reviewed the code requirements for operations of a fireworks manufacturing facility and the safety protocols established by Ultratec and amended its original order that issued the Cease and Desist order.

The order came after two people were killed in an explosion at the plant in southern Madison County two months ago.

Ultratec will be allowed to resume production activities subject to certain conditions and continued inspections.

Marshal Paulk commented on the situation:

"Ultratec has been a good corporate citizen and has a good track record with our office," said Marshal Paulk. "Last week I stopped Ultratec's production activities while I reviewed certain concerns that had arisen recently. In the last few days, my office had several productive discussions with Adrian Segeren, Ultratec's President, who has worked cooperatively to address my concerns. We were able to solve these issues quickly and Ultratec's employees can now return to work."

"Safety is our first priority," said Ultratec's President, Adrian Segeren. "We are appreciative of the work that Marshal Paulk has done to ensure the safety of the citizens of Alabama. We look forward to returning to work and continuing our cooperative efforts with the Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office."

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