Manufacturers' tsunami fears unfounded

January 2005
Cabinet Maker;1/7/2005, Issue 5420, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports that furniture manufacturers and retailers have avoided supply problems following the Indian Ocean tsunami which claimed as many as 150,000 lives. Steve Brunt, sales director at freight agent Locher Evers International opined the wave missed all of South East Asia's major shipping ports. Major centers of furniture manufacturing in the region escaped unscathed, as they are located away from the areas hit by the tsunami. Fears that retailers sourcing direct from Indonesia might have been affected by the disaster, were also unfounded.


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