Woodland Scenics destroyed by fire

Woodland Scenics destroyed by fire

Postby Arseny » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:53 am

A massive fire destroyed part of Woodland Scenics

The plant, which is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of model railroad scenery supplies, was full of plastic and foam products. Fire officials said the material fueled the fire, creating an intense heat that made it impossible for crews to attack the blaze from the inside.

Though the town has fire hydrants, the system’s capacity was quickly exceeded.
Close to a dozen departments were called to assist. Some were from as far away as Columbia.

About one-third of the main complex had been reduced to a pile of charred, smoldering debris.

The owner of the factory was unavailable for comment. However, authorities said the plant planned to reopen Friday in portions of the complex not damaged by the fire.

http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-story-woodl ... 4951.story

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Re: Woodland Scenics destroyed by fire

Postby railtwister » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:51 am

I hope they can recover quickly from this. The web article I read said that the plant was a total loss, and the building held a lot of flammable materials like foam. Hopefully, it was a separate building, like your article suggests, and not the whole business structure.

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Re: Woodland Scenics destroyed by fire

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:39 am

Wow. What a major suck :(
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Re: Woodland Scenics destroyed by fire

Postby Bill Dixon » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:46 pm

ConducTTor wrote:Wow. What a major suck :(


Not as big a deal as was feared.

An email from Woodland Scenics said:

Dear all,

As you may have heard we have experienced a fire here at Woodland Scenics and there is good news and bad news. The good news is that no one was hurt during the fire or evacuation process. The bad news is that it took out a couple of our manufacturing buildings. However, and fortunately, there is more good news than bad.

We encompass multiple buildings that are spread out all over the town of Linn Creek. We only lost two of those buildings and those two contained just a small portion of our manufacturing facilities. Our shipping department, warehouse and corporate offices were spared any damage, as were most of our manufacturing buildings, so it is business as usual.

Thanks for all your concerns.

Respectfully,

Gale Cousins
Director of Sales & Customer Service


So all is well. There might be a delay in getting some items as they rebuild the manufacturing lines that were in the two buildings destroyed but I don't expect any major shortages of WS products.

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Re: Woodland Scenics destroyed by fire

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:40 am

Good to hear. Thanks Bill!
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Re: Woodland Scenics destroyed by fire

Postby Arseny » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:22 am

Woodland Scenics restored :)

http://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/index.cfm

While we still have some clean-up to do, our dedicated Woodland Scenics team has pitched in 110% to make sure we continue with business as usual!
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