Did you hear?... Fire at DeFeet International's Hildenbran headquarters - SNEWS

Did you hear?... Fire at DeFeet International's Hildenbran headquarters

A fire at DeFeet International's Hildenbran, North Carolina, headquarters during the early morning of Oct. 20 destroyed half of the building that houses the corporate offices, manufacturing operations and some of the inventory.
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A fire at DeFeet International's Hildenbran, North Carolina, headquarters during the early morning of Oct. 20 destroyed half of the building that houses the corporate offices, manufacturing operations and some of the inventory. No one was injured in the blaze. The fire has been determined as accidental, though no cause was identified, as SNEWS® went to press. DeFeet reports that the company's new manufacturing facility being constructed next door was not affected, and is expected to be online by January 2002. Fortunately, a large amount of inventory was being stored in a remote facility and that stock will be used to fill existing orders. DeFeet manufactures socks for the running, cycling, ski and snowboard markets.

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