Ad­vanced Plat­ing Hit By Fire

Street Rodder - - Street Corner -

On Satur­day, Au­gust 25 fire de­stroyed half of the Ad­vanced Plat­ing fa­cil­ity in Nash­ville.

The fire com­pletely de­stroyed the build­ing hous­ing the of­fices, and the ar­eas for strip­ping, pol­ish­ing, plat­ing, and assem­bly. As this is writ­ten, the cause of the fire is un­known. There were no in­juries.

The fire depart­ment ar­rived at ap­prox­i­mately 1:30 p.m. and was at the scene un­til the next day. The in­tense heat and the quan­ti­ties of haz­ardous chem­i­cals in­side the build­ing made ex­tin­guish­ing the fire dif­fi­cult. Fire­fight­ers used a con­trolled burn to pre­vent chem­i­cals from wash­ing into the Cumberland River a cou­ple hun­dred yards away.

Ad­vanced Plat­ing pro­vides chrome plat­ing and pow­der­coat­ing ser­vices to the hot rod mar­ket in ad­di­tion to other in­dus­tries. Hun­dreds of street rod­ders par­tic­i­pate in the an­nual Ad­vanced Plat­ing Cruise-In held in May.

Check the Ad­vanced Plat­ing Face­book page (face­ Ad­vanced-Plat­ing-122307667797784/) for progress. An ear­lier post stated, “While it will be a dif­fi­cult and long road to come back from this, rest as­sured that we will bounce back, we will re­build, and we will be back stronger than ever. …”

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