The plant should be fully operational by the end of the month, Beyer reported to Mineral Wells Index.com. All of the plant's employees are back working locally – some had been relocated to Dallas-area distribution plants while the repairs were underway.
The March 25 fire destroyed more than 30,000 sq. ft. of the distribution center, and part of the business office sustained minor damage. The cause of the fire caused by the electrical system.
Distribution operations were temporarily moved to the Dallas area during cleanup and restoration, but other business operations were maintained at the Santo facility. Owned by Texas Best Protein, the second-generation family owned business relocated in 2011 from Weatherford to a former livestock sale barn property that it renovated.