PONTOTOC, Miss. - Furniture and upholstery manufacturer Washington Furniture is up and running as of October 23, just over three weeks after arson destroyed a warehouse and damaged production lines.
 
CEO of parent firm Behold Home Lyle Harris told Furniture Today that production is at the same level as before the fire.
 
Behold Home has added a line to support Washington Furniture at its nearby plant in Smithville. Washington is leasing a 125,000-square-foot facility owned by company founder Gerald Washington, as well as another 75,000-square-foot warehouse in Tupelo, says Furniture Today.
 
Washington is set to begin building an onsite 400,000-square-foot warehouse to replace the one destroyed in the fire. The company is also improving its fire prevention and security systems to provide protection around the clock.
 
Police have still yet to find a culprit for the late September fire. Plant owners are offering a $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
 
 
 

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