Skip to comments.Gillibrand: Half of I-81 construction jobs should go to Syracuse residents
Posted on 08/07/2019 9:26:34 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan the government bought a lot of containers of lumber and plywood.
Most of the lumber came from eastern European sawmills. These sawmills all arranged to get grade stamps from the WCLIB(West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau) out of Oregon.
The government RFQ stated the lumber had to be from a US grading agency. This was a way around that.
The wholesalers who sold the lumber to the government were owned by companies where a female either Asian or Native American were the principal owners. I personally know one of the guys who’s wife owned one of the companies. He started the company just so he could sell the government. His wife had nothing at all to do with anything. Just a figurehead. She was Asian American. He did all the buying and selling. These two companies probably sold 95% of the lumber going into those war zones.
Do you really thing this won't be the same thing? I can see hiring a local contractor, if they are qualified. But hiring the folks they mention? That's just going to be feather-bedding.
You’re jumping to conclusions. I said I support the general idea, Gillibrand is off on the details but hopefully PDJT can make sure the outcome is rational.
What conclusion? That gov’t directed construction draws crooks everywhere? I jumped to that years and years ago. Now I just shift my weight a bit to get there.
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