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Blaze damages Shelter Enterprises

By: Frank Antosiewicz

September 21, 2012

COHOES, N.Y. (Sept. 21, 2:30 p.m. ET) — Shelter Enterprises Inc.’s facility suffered significant damage from an early morning fire Thursday, according to local news reports.

The Troy Record said the stubborn fire started in the manufacturing area and burned for more 16 hours. It also said two-thirds of the building was saved, but suffered water and smoke damage.

Several reports stated owner Jeffory Myers wants to rebuild and is seeking to resume production as soon as possible. They also said the 40 employees will be meeting with state officials to learn about unemployment benefits. Further information was not available from the Cohoes-based company.

According to its website, Shelter makes building and packaging products, including expanded polystyrene foam packaging, box liners, custom EPS fabrications and window fin guards.