Larson's Custom Cabinets Recovers from Crippling Fire
August 16, 2012 | 11:06 am CDT
Larson Custom Cabinets Owner Fights Own Fire

CORNELL, WI – Larson's Custom Cabinets, temporarily crippled by a July 10 fire that destroyed its plant, is up and running in a new location.

The company's 35 employees are making cabinets at an industrial park in Cornell. Co-owner Travis Glaus told the Chippewa Herald that he and his partner Albert Larson were grateful of employee, customer and community support that helped them resume producing cabinets in makeshift locations within days of the devastating fire.

Glaus said that Larson's Custom Cabinets new home is 5,000 square feet smaller than the plant that burned down and that the company planned to build a 10,000-square-foot addition. A new CNC router has been ordered.

Glaus, a member of the local Cornell Area Fire Department, ended up fighting the fire at his own shop after a call came in on the fire pager at 2:45 a.m. July 10. A subsequent investigation has determined that the fire was sparked by a malfunctioning exhaust fan in an employee restroom.

Larson's Custom Cabinets has posted the following notice on its website: "As some of you have probably heard, our facility was destroyed by fire. We are already rebuilding and are continuing to produce our custom cabinets at a temporary facility. We are still going strong, but please be patient as we are running a few weeks behind!! Larson's continues to bring you a superior product. Contact us for all of your cabinetry needs."

Larson's specializes in custom residential kitchen cabinetry and commercial cabinets.

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