This week's demolition of the former UGG elevator in Plum Coulee caught a few people off guard and raised some eyebrows.


Viterra is the owner of the building.

When asked why the structure was torn down, a Viterra spokesperson stated they are no longer offering closed elevators for sale or lease due to rising costs and safety risks.

They added the company is concerned about the safety of individuals operating these facilities, and may be liable if injuries occur.

Viterra continues to carry environmental liability even after the facilities have been leased or sold.

The spokesperson noted Viterra isn't leaving the community entirely, adding it has an ag retail business in plum coulee that will continue to serve customers.


~ Wednesday, September 16th 2009 ~