While things may not be normal for a while, Dahl said all he and other employees can do is be patient.

“We just all need to sit back and do our parts and rely on each other, whether we're 5 feet apart or 10 miles apart," said Dahl.

Dahl said he hopes to issue all 300 paychecks by the end of the week, if not early next week at the latest.

Plans to temporarily relocate employees to other Organic Valley facilities should be finalized by the end of the week.

The building didn’t house any products or equipment, only offices.

Stittleberg said it may take another few days before a cause for the fire can be determined.