MAHONING COUNTY Super Stitches owner plans to relocate company after fire



YOUNGSTOWN -- A local company will stay in business despite being seriously damaged by fire this weekend.
Super Stitches at 904 Tod Ave. will relocate and continue making stage curtains and banners, owner Terry Sheban said Monday afternoon as he sifted through damaged items at the business.
He said the business looked like a bomb had hit it after Sunday's fire.
Firefighters believe a fire began shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday in a trash bin behind the building that housed Sheban's company and Quality Seating. Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze. Quality Seating owners could not be reached to comment.
Firefighters said the most damage was done to the building's roof, and that part of the roof collapsed over Quality Seating. They were on the scene about five hours.
Sheban said there have been several generous offers for space for his company's relocation. He hopes to stay within the neighborhood.
"This is not the end of the business," he said.
Sheban estimated the damage at $100,000, but he had not yet met with his insurance company.
The company has supplied curtains for several local schools and theaters in its 20-year history. The company, which has two employees, also subcontracts with lighting companies for projects throughout the country. It also makes banners ordered through local sign shops.

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