New York Custom Interior Millwork burns in five-alarm fire

New York Custom Interior Millwork Corp., a high-end architectural woodworking company in Queens, New York, was hit with a five-alarm fire that started August 3 and continued burning August, fueled by the wood, lacquers, thinners and paint at the business.

New York's WABC reports that the fire destroyed the facility used by a commercial and residential interior woodworking design and building company, despite efforts of more than 150 firefighters.

The New York City Health Department is advising people in the area avoid smoke exposure from structural fires by closing windows while indoors and reducing outdoor activity where smoke is present. A video of the fire by Richard York is show at the New York City Firewire Facebook page.

Among New York Custom Interior Millwork's many high-profle jobs was the renovation of the famed Tavern on the Green in New York's Central Park. A member of the Architectural Woodwork Institute, New York Custom Interior Millwork is a family run business, established in 1966.



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Bill wrote for, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for

Bill was deeply involved with the launches of the Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, and the 40 Under 40 Awards programs. He currently reports on technology and business trends and develops conference programs.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.