ATHENS, Pa. – A Pennsylvania Masco Cabinetry plant saw a fire break out Wednesday morning according to officials with the Sayre Volunteer Fire Department.

Multiple fire departments were called to the scene, reported Athens new outlet 18 News.

Robert Hawthorne, the Masco plant manager, tells 18 News the small fire sparked around 6 a.m. Hawthorne believed it occurred when a sander caught some dust on fire.

The blaze was extinguished quickly, Hawthorne said.

No one was injured and there was no damage. Hawthorne said employees were evacuated simply as a safety precaution.

The plant was back up and running by noon.

Masco Corp. is ranked #13 in the FDMC 300 - a list of the top 300 North American furniture and cabinet manufacturers.

Masco Corp.
  • Main Location: Taylor, MI
  • Divisions: KraftMaid Cabinetry, Merillat Industries, Masco Retail Cabinet, Quality Cabinets
  • Annual Sales: $980 million* ('16)
  • Manufacturing Plants: Domestic 8 -- Middlefield, Orwell, OH; Los Lunas, NM; Culpeper, Mt. Jackson, VA, Wilson, PA, Mt. Sterling, KY; Duncanville, TX
  • Total Square Footage: 5 million
  • Products: Cabinets; Stock and semi-custom assembled and ready-to-assemble kitchen and bath cabinets; other room cabinets
  • Total Employees: 12000

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