WTC Now Facing Engineer Lawsuit - Tire Review Magazine

WTC Now Facing Engineer Lawsuit

As expected, the aftermath of the Port of Ephrata calling off its land sale deal with Washington Tire Corp. will be littered with lawsuits.

Less than a month after the Port ended negotiations with WTC and its listed president Abraham Hengyucius, WTC is now being sued for non-payment by a local surveying and engineering firm.

Previously, the Port filed suit against WTC and Chicago Title Co. to formally dissolve any agreements in connection with WTC’s proposed purchase of 97 acres of land controlled by the Port. WTC planned to build a $1 billion tire production facility on the site.

Columbia Northwest Engineering, based in nearby Moses Lake, Wash., is suing WTC, seeking the $40,000 it claims it is owed for services rendered in 2008-09. Specifically, the company said it performed surveying, site development planning, land segregation and plat applications for the project, but has not been paid for any of its work.

The suit was filed in Grant County (Wash.) Superior Court.

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