Fire at Theodore Alexander PlantJanuary 10, 2013
A fire broke out a 1 p.m. local time yesterday at luxury furniture vendor Theodore Alexander's plant one in Ho Chi Minh City.
Due to rapid response and the company's emergency procedures, there were no injuries among Theodore Alexander's 3,000-plus employees at the plant. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.
Theodore Alexander CEO Harvey Dondero said the fire damaged finishing lines and spread to the work-in-progress area before being extinguished. Those operations will move to other company facilities; and the company shortly will announce a revised production and shipment plan.
The company already has substantial inventory in its U.S. distribution facility and overseas warehouses in preparation for the Tet holiday.
Samples for Spring High Point Market were unaffected, and the company proceeds with Market plans as scheduled.