Gerdau files suit against ex-Tamco owners

Nov 05, 2013 | 11:35 AM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Gerdau Long Steel North America, rebar, Tamco Steel, environmental permits, Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — Gerdau Long Steel North America is suing the previous owners of Tamco Steel Inc. for allegedly misrepresenting the status of the facility’s air quality permits and compliance with environmental law.

Gerdau is seeking to recoup an estimated $13 million in costs related to air quality permits and emissions fees, with further costs expected.

In an Oct. 10 filing in U.S. District Court in southern New York, the company alleged that the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., facility’s former shareholders falsely claimed the mill had all the necessary permits and was running in accordance with environmental law.....

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