Fire destroys PianoDisc headquarters.

On September 27, 2006, a six-alarm fire destroyed approximately 60 percent of the Sacramento, California, headquarters of PianoDisc, one of the world's leading makers of state-of-the-art piano playing systems and owners of Mason & Hamlin. Approximately 100 grand pianos, most owned by other manufacturers and dealers, were destroyed in the blaze. No one was injured.

Although about a month's worth of inventory was lost, the company's network servers, where much of the company's software, intellectual property and other information are stored, were unaffected.

The company's manufacturing facilities in Asia, piano factory in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and distribution center in Europe remain intact, as well as PianoDisc's North American distribution network.

The company does not believe that the blaze at PianoDisc will hinder the introduction of the new 5'4" model "B" scheduled to be introduced to Mason & Hamlin dealers at the 2007 Winter NAMM show in January.

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