Thursday, January 19, 2012

Local report: still murkiness about reopening of ASI Limited, arena facade contractor; company won't provide info about number of people working

When Crain's New York Business last week reported that ASI Limited had resumed production of the weathered steel panels for the fa├žade of the Barclays Center, it noted that contractor Hunt Construction was "looking for additional companies to make the steel."

That suggested there was lingering doubt, and a report yesterday in the Zionsville Times-Sentinel, Contractor, Ohio bank assume control of ASI, leaves some additional doubt.

While ASI Limited has apparently reopened, thanks to the role of a bonding company, Employment Plus Inc., of Bloomington, is suing ASI "for nearly $838,000 it alleges is owed in salaries for temporary workers," the newspaper reported.

Moreover, the newspaper reported,"the Indiana Department of Workforce Development has still not been contacted by ASI about the number of persons who have gone back to work," despite email and voicemail messages requesting information.

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