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POSTED: July 29, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Archer Western Contractors of Atlanta announced in a news release last week that Jesup lawyer Mike Conner would represent the company in ongoing litigation related to barracks it built on Fort Stewart.

The 20 barracks are part of the installation’s $427 million 4th Infantry Combat Brigade Team complex.
Conner is the managing partner of the Conner Law Group and Jesup’s city attorney. Archer Western Contractors is a subsidiary of the Walsh Group.

“Archer Western was and is excited to be involved in this project but was disappointed by the way the subcontract with Exterior Walls was carried out,” Conner said. “Archer Western looks forward to sorting these issues out in federal court and completing work on the barracks project.”

In March, one of Archer Western’s subcontractors, Exterior Walls Inc. (EWI) of Orlando, said it was not compensated for additional costs incurred when the barracks construction was “accelerated” to meet a July completion date, and therefore the small company had trouble paying wages owed to construction workers.

Several EWI construction workers said at the time they were owed two to four weeks worth of wages.

Read more in the July 27 edition of the News.

 

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