Manufacturing Facility


In Batavia, IL, an explosion inside the main production facility at a manufacturing plant caused heavy fire, smoke, soot, and water destruction. Damage to the facility and manufacturing equipment was more than $8 million. In addition to impacting the main production lines and sub-assembly lines, the fire ignited combustible materials, causing additional damage to the plant’s operational equipment, and covering a large portion of the facility in soot.

Fire damage, at any scale, requires quick action because damages can become worse with every passing minute. Signal provided all the quick services the Batavia plant needed for a complete solution – from inventory and assessment, to containment, restoration, and reconstruction – all while limiting production down-time as much as possible.  


  • Total area: 500,000 square feet
  • Clean, service, and repair damaged production line components and equipment
  • Remove all impacted materials
  • Provide dehumidification services
  • Isolate fire damaged areas to reduce plant downtime
  • Erect containment walls to isolate fire damage from work areas
  • Initiate containment measures to allow production to continue during the restoration process
  • Clean, restore, and reconstruct the damaged areas of the facility interior
  • Complete restoration and reconstruction of the affected areas of the facility exterior
  • Rebuilt entire production line to OEM specifications