SALEM, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Standex International Corporation (NYSE:SXI) today announced that the New Albany, Mississippi warehouse serving its Refrigerated Solutions Group Master-Bilt brand experienced a fire earlier this week on June 26. The warehouse, which is leased, comprises approximately 155,000 square feet. There were no injuries to the sixteen Company personnel, although the warehouse facility and its contents have been substantially destroyed. The incident is currently under investigation by local authorities.
While the adjacent manufacturing facilities did not suffer any damage and have resumed normal production, there was approximately $7 million of damage to the Company’s finished goods and approximately $1 million related to ancillary handling equipment. The Company has insurance coverage associated with the damage to the inventory and equipment.
“Thankfully, no one was hurt in this incident. I want to recognize the significant efforts of the emergency responders,” said Standex Chief Executive Officer David Dunbar. “Our team is now working diligently to minimize the impact of this incident on our customers as we identify alternative locations for finished goods,” said Dunbar.
Standex International Corporation is a global, multi-industry manufacturer in five broad business segments: Food Service Equipment, Engineering Technologies, Engraving, Electronics, and Hydraulics. For additional information, visit the Company's website at http://standex.com/.
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