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At least nine people, including four firefighters, were killed in a fire that decimated a factory that manufactured golf balls for Launch Technologies, Inc. a leading global supplier, in Taipei, Taiwan, last Friday.
The cause of the fire reportedly remains unknown.
It is expected to have an impact on several companies, among them Callaway, TaylorMade, Bridgestone, Mizuno and Wilson, all of whom were listed on Launch Technologies’ annual report from 2021, the Associated Press reported.
Callaway Golf issued this statement: “We are aware of the fire that occurred on Friday at the Pingtung City golf ball factory and are working directly with Launch Technologies and local authorities to gather more information. Our thoughts are with all the first responders, employees, and families of those who have been affected.”
Dean Klatt, chief executive and…