Stanley County, North Carolina — A family-owned furniture and upholstery warehouse in Stanley County burned down last week, but production hasn’t stopped.
A Chopper 9 SkyZoom flew over a massive fire at Stanfield’s Morgan Chair on Friday afternoon.
West Stanley Fire Department Assistant Chief Tyler Huntley said, “This is the biggest fire I’ve been a part of.
Buildings, materials and machinery were to be destroyed to fill a backlog of 800.
“The legal team said it might be easier for you to walk away,” said owner Jesse Morgan.
Less than 24 hours after the fire, someone in the area said Morgan had the perfect location for their company.
“This building had exactly what we needed,” Morgan said.
The following Monday, Morgan Chairs reopened for business.
“On Sunday, I got an email while I was at church,” said installation manager Chris Smith. “They said, ‘Come see me at the new store.’ What? What are you talking about?”
Smith has been with the company for seven years.
He said it was nothing short of a miracle that he showed up for work on Monday.
“Monday morning you can come to work, but you still have work to do,” Smith said. You can work with the same people you hang out with.”
Morgan Chair employees enthusiastically got to work, and the community stepped in and got to work.
“The community came in on Monday night and said, ‘What do you need?’ And I said, ‘I need a table to cut the fabric.’ Then they came and built everything we needed. ”
There is now new hope for the next chapter of Morgan Chairs.
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“This shouldn’t have been possible,” Morgan said. “Everyone said it couldn’t be helped, but it did. And we did it.”
The Morgans will celebrate their achievements with the community in their new space on Friday at 3pm.
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