AMERICAN FURN. MFG. OFFICIAL STATEMENT
American Furniture is excited to announce that we are moving toward normal production even faster than anticipated.
Plant 2 Motion-Recliner plant will be starting production tomorrow Tuesday, 1/9/18.
All plant 2 production employees please report to work tomorrow at your normal time.
We would like to thank all first responders: fire fighters, police, medical, American Furniture employees and volunteers for their amazing efforts in battling the fire yesterday. Your heroic actions helped minimize the damages and will allow us to return to manufacturing furniture much faster than anticipated.
We are pleased to report that following an inspection of our facility today, American Furniture will be manufacturing furniture very soon. The details are:
- The motion and recliner factory was untouched by the fire and is in pristine condition. We can operate this plant normally once we get power connected.
- The Stationary factory is structurally sound and only needs some minor clean up from the smoke. We have a restoration company on standby ready to start the cleaning processes.
- The warehouses containing valuable raw materials are in good condition.
- The offices, IT/computer systems and all other administrative functions were not harmed.
American Furniture is very thankful to be in a position to return to normal operations so quickly. We will issue updates frequently via the American Furniture website, Facebook page and media outlets.
We are working closely with the Mississippi State Fire Marshal to determine the cause of the fire and get final approval to restart manufacturing operations again.
American Furniture Manufacturing, Inc. is one of the largest, upholstered furniture assemblers in the furniture industry. AFM's upholstered products are assembled in Pontotoc, Mississippi using both foreign and domestic components and parts. All AFM tables are imported.