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Warehouse blaze leaves hundreds wondering

Hundreds of employees attended a meeting less than 24 hours after the flames at Washington Furniture to find out what the company will do with their employees.

Posted: Sep 27, 2018 10:14 PM
Updated: Sep 28, 2018 9:34 AM

PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - Hundreds of employees attended a meeting less than 24 hours after the flames at Washington Furniture to find out what the company will do with their employees.

Employees were informed that they will still be employed by the company and paid during the next three weeks.

“The management team all of our supervisors rallied this morning to make sure our employees know that they make this company understand that they are going to be taken care of and without them, we are not a company,” said John Beard, Vice-President of Sales at Washington Furniture.

It is still unclear at this time what caused the fire but the warehouse will be shut down over the next three weeks.

Workers praised the company for making sure its employees are taken care of.

“You know things like this do happen, I'm really grateful to work for a company that gives us some great compensation while they figure out the next plan," said Corey White.

According to the company's CEO Lyle Harris, they plan to have the reconstruction done by mid-October.

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