La Porte City, IA – Almost two months after an explosion destroyed their business the owners of a La Porte City sausage business are rebuilding.

The Kramer Sausage Company exploded and burned in October. A pilot light in the basement ignited propane gas from a leaky refrigeration unit.

Heinz Kramer and his son have received permission from the La Porte City Council to use a portion of city property for their business.

Crews will replace the century-old building with new construction.