Aveka begins installation process for "baghouse" air filtration system

A one-block portion of Allamakee Street near the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon was either closed or trimmed to limited traffic for several hours Monday morning, June 15 as installation of the “baghouse” air filtration system began at the Aveka Nutraprocessing facility, requiring two large cranes to maneuver the largest portion of the system (pictured) into position. Plant owners and area residents are hopeful that the air filtration system will mitigate the smell emitted by the plant's food processing system that has been the cause of numerous complaints throughout this past year. Standard photo by Bob Beach.