After a shutdown scare, one of the region's oldest businesses is rebranding in the midst of a boom.
One Clore worker said that after a career of using saws and sanders, he feels fortunate to still have all of his fingers.
It was business as usual this week at E.A. Clore Sons, with people viewing items in the showroom, orders being taken by phone and cabinetmakers in the shop constructing tables, chairs and bedroom sets. This wouldn’t be unusual except the company announced in May 2016 that it was closing and would stop production after filling orders.
E.A. Clore Sons announced last week that it would be shutting the doors at its Madison County facility and will cease manufacturing within the year. One of the oldest businesses in the region and once the eighth oldest family business in America, six generations of Clores have been producing handcrafted furniture since Moses Clore and his two sons, James Osborne and Joel, began the business in 1830.
The official closing date will be determined by how fast the remaining inventory is cleared out, according to company President Troy Coppage.
The official closing date will be determined by how fast the remaining inventory is cleared out, according to Company President Troy Coppage.
The Madison County Volunteer Fire Company took delivery of its new 2016 Kenworth /Smeal tanker truck Monday, Nov. 16 after two years of planning, designing and building.