CHICAGO A steel bar mill
in Ohio and a service center in Nevada have filed separate
breach-of-contract complaints in federal courts.
McDonald Steel Corp., McDonald,
Ohio, has sued Clearspan Construction Products LLC, Pittsburgh,
for allegedly failing to pay for a shipment made in June of
hot-rolled special bar sections worth more than $134,000,
according to the complaint, which was transferred last week to
U.S. District Court in Ohio.
According to a purchase order
filed alongside the suit, Clearspan ordered 225 tons of
A709/A588 Grade 50 bars 5 3/16th-inch in diameter and of
varying lengths but never paid for the material.
Clearspan refutes the claims,
however, alleging in its response that McDonald Steel "may not
have properly credited Clearspan with all payments made on
account or with all credits which may otherwise be due to
Clearspan." It has asked the court to dismiss the case.
McDonald Steel specializes in
producing hot-rolled steel near-net shapes, as well as bar.
Clearspan fabricates steel products for use in heavy industrial
and infrastructure projects, according to its website.
Clearspan could not be reached for further comment Monday.
Meanwhile, PDM Steel Service
Centers Inc. has sued MW Builders of Texas Inc., Silver State
Steel Group Inc., two insurance companies, and other unnamed
defendants and bonding companies for alleged nonpayment of
nearly $149,700 worth of steel it says it provided, according
to a suit filed Dec. 27 in U.S. District Court in Nevada.
MW Builders was the general
contractor on a project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at
the Army Reserve Center in Las Vegas, the suit said. As part of
a multi-million-dollar contract, MW Builders subcontracted
Silver State Steel to fabricate and install steel construction
framework, which purchased steel goods and related building
materials from PDM for the project, according to the
The insurers and bonding
companies are included in the complaint because their purpose
was to ensure payment for labor and materials provided by
subcontractors to the Army Reserve Center project, the lawsuit
PDM is seeking payment, all
legal costs and any relief the court deems proper.
Neither MW Builders nor Silver State Steel could be reached
for comment Monday.