Rexnord and Falk unveil memorial plaza

Falk recently dedicated a new memorial to those who were killed and injured in the December, 2006 explosion at its Memonomee Valley facility.

Rexnord Industries LLC, the parent company of the Rexnord/Falk Geared Products Group, recently dedicated a memorial of the three employees killed and the 71 employees, suppliers and contractors who were injured in the December 2006 explosion at the company’s Menomonee River Valley facility. The 7,650-square-foot plaza sits west of the Falk smokestack, which is visible from I-94. Its eight-foot inscription wall was built with bricks gathered from the explosion site.

"The Falk Employee Memorial Plaza was dedicated… to honor those involved in the explosion that took place on Dec. 6, 2006, and in its aftermath, including Daniel Kuster, Curtis Lane and Thomas LeTendre, the three Falk employees who were taken away from us that day," said Bob Hitt, president and chief executive officer of Rexnord Industries. "We hope the plaza will become a place to gather, reflect and remember. We will never forget what happened that day in December 2006, those we lost, or the community spirit we found that has helped us to move forward."

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