Nearly wiped out, Oberer’s Flowers to expand following tornado

A 97-year-old Dayton company nearly destroyed by a Memorial Day tornado has plans to expand production locally and open more retail locations across Ohio and in nearby states.
 
The EF4 tornado that hit Oberer’s Flowers took the windows out of 13 vans and two box trucks, peeled back the roofs on its Troy Street showroom and warehouse, damaged the original 1922 greenhouse, and shattered beyond repair three more greenhouses and three hoop houses.

The damage toll came in between $700,000 and $800,000, said co-owner Keith Fields.

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