A minor fire was reported last night, Monday, June 19th, 2006, at the headquarters of ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.) in Middleton, WI.
Local fire authorities responded at approximately 8:00pm to a fire that had broken out in the cardboard-storage area of the manufacturing section of the factory. Damage was minor and limited, and the fire was fully contained and extinguished by 10:00pm, according to fire officials. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
ETC management closed the building for business Tuesday to secure the facilities and ensure that full fire inspection, safety processes, and all appropriate cleaning and ventilation procedures could be carried out. Managers reported to the headquarters’ external amphitheatre in the morning for updating. Other employees were asked to not return to premises until the building had been officially cleared for occupancy.
ETC intends to reopen for business on Wednesday, June 21, and expects to resume normal operations and shipping of product as scheduled.