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The cost of a record-breaking winter is still being tallied around northwest Ohio, including a local company that suffered a hit, when heavy snow collapsed a portion of the roof at Cloverleaf Cold Storage in Napoleon on February 20th.    11 persons were injured that day, with three transported to area hospitals, and were released the same day.           But that accident also shut-down the meat-packing portion of the plant.         Crews have been working the past 6 weeks to replace a section of the roof, and a wall for the freezing unit.                   There were no layoffs at the plant due to the accident, as production continued in other areas of the plant.  Some employees were transferred to other sites in the organization.             Company officials recognized the quick work of the maintenance crew in getting an ammonia leak contained, and response of local safety services at the site on Independence Drive in Napoleon.                    Cloverleaf Cold Storage took-over operation of the Napoleon facility in 1995.  They hope to have repairs and construction complete by the first part of June.



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