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Fire destroys Liana Cane furniture factory

Liana Cane  furniture factory, widely regarded as a shining example of social entrepreneurship, was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning.

Millions of dollars in equipment have been destroyed and at least 50 persons who were employed directly by the company are now jobless.

Sources said the blaze started at about 3: 30 AM at Victoria Road, Plaisance.

The Head of Liana Canes, Joycelyn Dow, could not be contacted immediately.

The decades-old company had captured niche markets overseas and locally including seating accommodate Estee Lauder’s eco friendly retailer Aveda and has been featured in outlets worldwide.

The company used vines instead of lumber to make good quality durable furniture.

  • DharamSawh_38

    Sorry to learn of this company’s unique furniture factory’s destruction by fire. Hope it has adequate fire insurance and the factory can quickly be replaced and workers resume their jobs. Best wishes to Joycelyn Dow, management and staff for an early restoration/operation of the factory.