DURHAM, ON - Durham Furniture's wood production plant is out of commission for a week or longer due to a fire April 17.
The fire destroyed the century-old factory's sawdust distribution center and destroyed sawdust loading equipment and damaged a four-story high sawdust collection bin, according to the Owen Sound Sun Times. Approximately 200 production workers are employed at the plant, which was continuing to ship assembled wood furniture products.
Durham Furniture officials noted they are fortunate that the fire did not damage the plant. It should be up and running as soon as dust collection systems are repaired.
The Durham factory makes traditional, transitional, contemporary and cottage style wood furniture sold s, through furniture dealers across North America.
Earlier this year, a furniture plant in Chelsey, ON, that Durham Furniture closed in 2008 was taken over by GRS Wood Products, a manufacturer of wood flooring.
Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.