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Molson Coors resumes operations one week after deadly mass shooting in Milwaukee

Posted at 7:26 AM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 14:56:24-05

MILWAUKEE — One week after a deadly mass shooting at its Milwaukee facility, Molson Coors announced that they have resumed operations.

The company said operations resumed at the Milwaukee brewery Wednesday evening, a week after five employees were killed by another employee.

The company released a statement about operations Thursday morning.

It’s been an incredibly difficult week for employees across our company. Earlier this week we began the healing process and last night we resumed operations in our brewery as we begin to slowly ramp production over the next couple of days. Even with that work beginning, our top priority remains supporting our colleagues and ensuring they have the on-site resources they need to cope with last week’s tragic events.
Adam Collins, chief communications and corporate affairs officer for Molson Coors

Milwaukee police said Wednesday afternoon that they didn't believe the motive for the shooting was race related.

Molson Coors executives confirmed rumors on Tuesday that had been circulating on social media that a noose had been placed on gunman Anthony Ferrill's locker when he was off work for the day.

"There aren’t words to describe it, it’s awful. Our HR team brought it to his attention. We investigated it fully and tried to find video cameras and what we have inside the space to see if we could figure out who placed it there," said Chief Communications and Corporate Affairs Officer Adam Collins.

The investigation was inconclusive and the company never did find out who placed the object there.

"As a result of the preliminary investigation, neither race nor racism has been identified as a factor in this incident," Milwaukee police said in a statement.

The case remains under investigation.

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