NEW YORK All Metal Sales
Inc. is suing GKN Aerospace New England Inc. for allegedly
withholding payment for metal shipments valued at nearly
GKN subsidiary Teleflex
Aerospace Manufacturing Group, which produces engineered
products for the aerospace, industrial and other sectors,
received eight shipments from All Metal Sales in March, April
and May 2007, according to the suit filed in U.S. District
Court in Ohio.
After Manchester, Conn.-based
Teleflex received and paid for the first two shipments, the
company asked All Metal Sales to extend the terms of the sale
by 30 days, then informed All Metal Sales in July 2007 that
payment would be delayed until one of its own customers placed
an order or refused goods, according to the lawsuit.
Westlake, Ohio-based All Metal
Sales claims it had received no payment or information by
November 2008 and issued the company a bill for $139,569.
"Despite the fact that (All Metal Sales) has fully performed,
Teleflex has failed to pay plaintiff for the materials and,
therefore, Teleflex has breached its contract," according to
GKN Aerospace is a division of
United Kingdom-based global engineering group GKN Plc.
Attorneys for GKN and All Metal
Sales could not be reached for comment.