Wyrobek was informed by a production supervisor and a maintenance worker that the Midtown Corner, a $30 million affordable housing apartment complex under construction right next door to 7-Sigma, caught on fire. A fire engine arrived at the scene, but, according to witnesses, it did nothing to stop the fire. It soon spread to the plant, burning it down.
“They don't care about my business,” said Wyrobek. “They didn't protect our people. We were all on our own.”
7-Sigma is a manufacturing company that employs around 50 people. It was founded in 1973 and has been operating in Minneapolis since 1987. 7-Sigma makes a variety of industrial products, such as mannequins used for medical training and rollers for high-speed printing presses used to produce social security checks and bank statements. The building was, unfortunately, located near the Target in Minneapolis that was swept clean by looters during the riots.
Minneapolis Democratic mayor Jacob Frey claims he did not know about Wyrobek's decision to move 7-Sigma out of the city. He also declined to comment on the fact that many other business owners have criticized the city's inability to protect their property.
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The city's first surveys of the property damage show that nearly 1,000 commercial properties were damaged during the rioting. This includes 52 businesses, including 7-Sigma, that were completely destroyed and 30 other properties that sustained severe damages. While city officials have estimated that the property damage wrought on by the riots costs at least $55 million, business owners and insurance experts have disputed this estimate, stating that the overall costs could be well over $500 million. This would make the riots the second most expensive period of civil unrest in the United States, second only to the racially motivated Los Angeles riots of 1992, which cost around $1.4 billion in today's dollars. (Related: Looting has turned parts of Chicago's South Side into a FOOD DESERT – residents unsure where to get a healthy meal.)
Two days after the first scenes of rioting began, Democratic governor of Minnesota Tim Walz said that the city's response to the rampant violence was an “abject failure.” At the request of Mayor Frey, Gov. Walz had to move in the Minnesota National Guard.
In his defense, Frey said that the city was overwhelmed by the scale of the engineered riots. He further claims that every fire truck in the city was operating all night to try and get a hold of the fires, despite eyewitness reports stating that the fire engine that arrived to stop the Midtown Corner and 7-Sigma plant fire did not do anything.
“This was a Guard-sized crisis and it demanded a Guard-sized response,” said Mayor Frey. “And once we had the full presence of the National Guard – which by the way hasn't been deployed since World War II – there was a significantly different result.”
Mayor Frey announced the creation of Minneapolis Forward: Community Now Coalition, a group that includes representatives from business and community leaders. The goal of the coalition will be to help the city's businesses in their recovery operations. The coalition will seek financial aid from both public and private partners and will seek the input of the city's African American population, residents and business owners alike, to make sure that the city's rebuilding efforts are able to accommodate their needs.
Despite this, Wyrobek said that because the city “allowed his plant to burn during the recent riots,” it was now too late to keep his company in Minneapolis, a city it has been operating in for over 30 years.
When Star Tribune reporters asked Wyrobek if he even considered relocating his plant before the riots, he said “not in my wildest nightmare.”
Wyrobek is “cautiously optimistic” that he can get his plant up and running again. “But we are certainly not able to do that in Minneapolis.”
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