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Underground Vaults & Storage

Underground Vaults & Storage isn't your normal warehouse. It's 650 underground, buried beneath the layers of shale and salt that make up the foundation of Hutchinson. The storage area occupies used-up sections of the Hutchinson Salt Co. mine. The storage operation started in 1959, and is valued for its high degree of security — just getting down there requires a ride in a secure elevator — and consistent atmospheric conditions.

It's true: "Strange Brew" co-stars Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis, enjoy top billing — for once — above Brad Pitt and George Clooney, who dominated an ensemble cast in a remake of "Ocean's 11." That's not uncommon at Underground Vaults & Storage, where thousands of master negatives of films and TV shows are stacked atop one another for storage, 650 feet below Hutchinson.

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