BAY MINETTE, AL — Furniture manufacturing at Standard Furniture is expected to be back to 100 percent by Monday following fires Tuesday night, April 5, at the two sawdust collection silos. The exact cause of the fires is still under investigation.
The fires were contained quickly, and no injuries were reported, although there was news of damage to the trailer of an 18-wheeler parked near where the fires occurred.
Although manufacturing workers at the 600-employee plant stayed home this week, the company has said it does not foresee any delays in fulfilling orders. Standard Furniture designs and manufactures bedroom, dining room and occasional furniture, which are sold by more than 3,000 retailers nationwide. The company also has permanent showrooms at the High Point Market (IHFC Building), World Market Center in Las Vegas (Building C1501), and at the Tupelo Furniture Market (Space 6000).
In business since 1946, Standard Furniture is headquarted in Bay Minette, AL. The company also has manufacturing plants in Frisco City, AL, and overseas.
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