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From left, Jeremy Vandermay, Whitman Briard, Bev Boutiette, Brandon Marsh and Amanda Briard take a break from work at the NY Mills Locker Plant on Friday.

A year after re-opening, business going well for locker plant

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What a difference a year makes.

At about this time last year, Amanda and Whitman Briard were getting ready to re-open the Mills Locker Plant.


In July 2010, the Briards lost the plant to a fire that destroyed the entire building.

It didn't take them long, though, to decide that they were going to start the business back up.

"Everything happened so fast," Amanda said. "We tell people that maybe we should've taken a trip (after the fire) to think about it."

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