On May 26, there was a massive fire raging at the finished goods warehouse of one of the country’s largest distribution and manufacturing companies – Wisynco Jamaica Limited.
Preliminary reports are that the blaze began at Wisynco’s warehouse and distribution center in Lakes Pen St. Catherine just after 4:30pm.
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The company has issued a statement assuring the public that all employees who were present have been accounted for. There were no reported injuries to human life caused by the fire, WISYNCO said.
“The warehouse incurred significant damage, but thanks to the assistance of the Jamaica Defence Force and Fire Brigade the blaze is now almost under control,” said Francois Chalifour, director of Marketing and Development at the WISYNCO Group Limited.
“We are very grateful for the overwhelming outpouring of support which has come in from the length and breadth of Jamaica during our hour of need.”
“The safety of our employees remains the number one priority at this time,” said Chalifour.
“Securing supply to our customers is also extremely important. We expect to have interruptions but will resume business as soon as possible.”
Wisynco chairman William Mahfood has described today as a “very sad day” for his company following a massive fire at its Lakes Pen warehouse in St Catherine.
However, Mahfood said his entity will overcome the disaster.
“We will rise and have much to be thankful for,” Mahfood tweeted from overseas.
“I want to thank all Jamaica and our great people for the outpouring of well wishes and love.”
Mahfood also said he was thankful that there were no injuries.
The incident has caused significant damage to the warehouse, which serves the entire WISYNCO portfolio, including WISYNCO Foods, Wendy’s and Dominoes.