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  •  The owner is alive, but probably not well (2+ / 0-)
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    West Fertilizer Co. owner Don Adair and general manager Ted Uptmore of West did not return calls Thursday. They were not injured in the blast.
    West Fertilizer is owned by Donald Adair, a fixture in the West, Tx. community who also owns Adair Grain and Adair Farms, which comprises crop production and cattle feed lots. He is believed to be 83 years old. According to Dun & Bradstreet, Adair founded the company in 1958. It has 8 employees.

    The president of West Fertilizer is Ted Uptmore, whose family is prominent in West and operates a livestock auction business near the plant called West Auctions. A woman who answered the phone at the auction business this morning said they were inundated with media, but confirmed that both Mr. Uptmore and Mr. Adair survived the blast and were dealing with the situation.

    "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

    by Catte Nappe on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 08:38:43 AM PDT

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