Copper thieves haven’t left anything behind but the shell.
Two steel hoppers supported by counterweights and springs, which were used to weigh incoming grain loads before being deposited in the silos beneath this floor. Garner is another way to say “big measuring tank”, if you were wondering. I fell in love with all the tubes and chutes on this floor.
Wind took the spring melt on the trees growing in taconite pellets and made it airborne. Loading chutes in the background.
Heavy wood doors for keeping people in.
On the ground floor of the main factory there seems to be only one chair left.
A cracked sign at dock-level, where loading boats would be tied below the taconite conveyors. All across the surface of the concrete dock were taconite pellets, like slippery little marbles. One wrong step could put a worker in the water, which is a bad, bad place to be.
The man behind the curtain watches, but doesn’t say anything. Probably the smartest one in the room.
Looking out of the boarded windows in the Great Western Sugar office.