The Mulligan International factory on the outskirts of Montreal was ravaged by an intense fire this past Saturday. While thankfully, the 20 or so employees of the sporting goods manufacturer and golf ball recycling plant escaped without sustaining major injuries, the same cannot be said for the four million golf balls being processed in the facility.
Thick columns of black smoke caused by the burning plastic enveloped the area and a nearby highway, forcing authorities to close off the major artery into the city. The factory, which annually recycles approximately 27 million balls, will unfortunately have to cease all operations.
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