Ownership and staff at Tom and Al’s Quality Home Furniture in Wallaceburg are moving forward after a fire destroyed their warehouse back in December.
Jack Moore, the long-time owner of the business, says they are incredibly thankful for all of the help and support they’ve received since the blaze.
“First of all the police, fire and the emergency people that were involved couldn’t have been better, he said.
“They did an excellent job. Very professional.”
Moore said the assistance they received from Stuart McFadden, acting director of economic development, and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent was immediate and very helpful.
“And of course our customers who remain loyal and stuck with us through all of this,” Moore said.
“We were able to get storage immediately. So that wasn’t a problem. The customers items that were lost and had to be reordered, we never had one person give us any trouble. They were all very cooperative and understanding. We were glad to get through it as easily as we did to be honest with you.”
Moore said they plan on building a new warehouse.
“This is up in the air at this point,” he said.
“We are certainly going to have warehousing somewhere in Wallaceburg and continue on I hope for another 50 years. Who knows that, but the community has been so good to us in the past… we want to stay here and continue doing business like we have.”
Moore added: “I just can’t say enough about the help, the care and what people have expressed to us through all of this. Everyone has been great and I just want to thank them all.”
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