The Doe Run Company to Build New Fire Station in Herculaneum

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Ceremonial groundbreaking on Dec. 1 is open to the public.

The Doe Run Company will fund the $750,000 construction of a new fire station in Herculaneum, Mo., according to Gary Hughes, general manager of the company’s smelter there. A public announcement and ceremonial groundbreaking will take place at 11 a.m. Dec. 1, beginning at the existing fire station and concluding at the future site.

“We’re pleased to be able to assist the Herculaneum Fire Department and our community in this way,” Hughes said. “The location of the new fire station will give the Fire Department improved access to all areas of the community. We will share more detailed information with the community during the formal groundbreaking event.”

The new fire station will provide for five apparatus and equipment bays, as opposed to four bays in the existing station; training and conference room space; weight training and shower facilities; separate communication and fire chief offices; expanded restroom facilities; and a bunk room for 24-hour, on-site staffing. The new building will offer 6,000 square feet of total space. Plans will be on display during the Dec. 1 event.

“This is a great opportunity for the department,” said Fire Chief Bill Haggard. “We will be able to centralize our operations, and the new location will also give us better access to highways and the interstate. We are really cramped in the old building and it needs so much work; we are all excited to have more space.”

The new fire station, slated for completion in April, will be located at 1200 Riverview Drive, north of the Buchheit store, on property owned by The Doe Run Company. Doe Run will cover the cost of the building construction and will lease the land and the building to the Herculaneum Fire Department.

Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and the largest integrated lead producer in the Western Hemisphere. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling facility, located in Missouri. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit

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