Saturday, January 7, 2012

Woodland Scenics HQ destroyed by fire


Woodland Scenics, the leading manufacturer of scenic terrain for modeling, was hit by an accidental fire yesterday, which destroyed half of their company HQ.  There is no word yet on how this will affect the supply of product from the company, or more importantly, how fast teh company can get back to work, as it employs 150 people at the company HQ.

More information can me found here and here.

From the article:

"I was shocked, totally shocked," says Kelley McDaniel, who came to see the damage at her former employer of 12 years.  She just quit a few months ago to take care of her grandson. 

Everyone's just thankful that all the employees made it out safely.  "That was the first question I asked, because it could have very well turned out differently," says McDaniel.
"The fact that none of their people were hurt and none of our firefighters were hurt is what's truly important," says Osage Beach Fire Chief Jeff Dorhauer.

The company, known worldwide for it's model landscape accessories, is very important to the community, employing about 150 people.  "They're keeping most of their help on is what I understand to help rebuild it, and this isn't the only part of the factory," says Fisher.


2 comments:

The GunGrave said...

Wow, GW's anti-competition tactics are getting worse.....!

Ian Charles said...

Not funny dude. Not funny.

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