Richmond Bridge Stimulus Repair Work Being Done By MAINE Contractor

Blog Site "Green Mountain Daily" Highlights WCAX Report That Project Is Being Done By Maine Contractor T. Buck Construction

First VT Stimulus Project Benefits Company From…Maine.

by: ml

Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 19:47:29 PM EDT

 

http://www.wcax.com/Global/sto…

Yesterday, the guv dropped the shovel on Vermont’s first federal stimulus construction project, a bridge repair in Richmond.  The WCAX piece linked above left out that the general contractor, T. Buck Construction, is headquartered in Auburn, Maine.

Call me a protectionist, but is anyone else disappointed our first stimulus job didn’t go to a Vermont company?  And, is anyone else equally disappointed that WCAX neglected to mention anything about WHO will be doing the work?  

Hopefully, T. Buck will at least put some Vermonters to work instead of importing labor.

Roof failure at Rutland water plant blamed on contractors

July 14, 2006
RUTLAND, Vt. –A consultant’s investigation concluded there’s blame to spread around for the partial failure two years of the roof at the city’s water treatment plant………………………………………..But the 39-page report also placed at blame with the general contractor, T-Buck Construction of Auburn, Maine, which it said should have done a better job of supervising the work. It also said the now-defunct Rutland engineering firm of Wright Engineering should have realized that unless the majority of planks were removed, the roof would sag and eventually collapse.