CLEVELAND — “An exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation has found the owners of a Painesville Township plant that caught fire Thursday are tied to a 2006 Cleveland explosion and fire.
General Environmental Management operated the plant on Transport Road in The Flats when it caught fire and exploded in April 2006.
Records obtained through the Ohio Secretary of State show the company was once operated by Eric C. Lofquist and Scott A. Forster, who now serve as president and vice president of Magnus International Group — the company that owns Hardy Industrial Technologies in Painesville Township.
The General Environmental Management plant exploded and burst into flames on April 25, 2006, sending a chemical tank 50 feet into the air and shaking houses two miles away.”
— Ron Regan, newsnet5