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Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies Plant will need at least a week to replace production parts burned in a Monday fire, the plant’s manager said.

The plastic bins that caught fire held filter cans that are used in exhaust systems, Bailey said.

Plant employees laser-weld the cans, which then are stored in a cooling area before being placed in the plastic bins outdoors, plant manager Eric Bailey told Columbus firefighters.

Bailey said he could not explain why the containers would catch on fire.

Tony Sapienza, communications director, North America, for Faurecia, said the Gladstone Avenue plant manufactures emission control components for commercial vehicles.

Customers that receive parts from the Faurecia plant include the next-door Cummins facility on State Street, which is located just east of the fire site.

Cummins employees were relocated to the front of their building as a precautionary measure, but were not evacuated.

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