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Lexington Home Brands downtown Design Studio damaged

Company says building will be repaired by October High Point Market

HIGH POINT – Lexington Home Brands expects to have repairs to its downtown Design Studio completed by the Oct. 14-18 High Point Market, following an accident in which a police car crashed into the side of the building this past weekend.

The incident occurred at the intersection of East Commerce Avenue and South Wrenn Street Saturday afternoon when an officer was moving his patrol car to let construction equipment pass, according to Fox 8 News.

Lexington Home Brands President and CEO Phil Haney says he was grateful the officer was not hurt and that the High Point Police Department has been very helpful following the accident. And as the building was unoccupied at the time, there also were no other injuries reported.

Haney did not have a dollar estimate relating to the damage but says it was fairly extensive, including damage to masonry and windows on the side of the building.

“It is unfortunate to have something like that happen so close to market, but we think we will be able to get it repaired before market,” he says, adding that a contractor was at the scene 10 minutes after the incident and was able to secure the damaged area with plywood.

“We are on it,” Haney says. “When people come to market, they will never know a thing happened to it.”

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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