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Fire destroys cooperage and aging facility

A fire which broke out on December 2 at  around 5.30pm at J. Wray & Nephew in Kingston, Jamaica has seriously damaged the cooperage and two small ageing warehouses. There were no serious injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown.

David McConnell, managing director global marketing, confirmed that the company’s finished goods stock and production facilities are not effected and there will be no interruption in the supply of products in the short or long term.

He further indicted that over the years the company has always managed its risk by strategically locating its ageing facilities across the island, and as such the resulting loss from the fire will not affect the company’s ability to supply products now or in the future. 

J. Wray & Nephew is currently reviewing the extent of the damage to the property, which is insured.

1 December 2009 - Felicity Murray


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