Iowa high court says state agency owes unpaid subcontractors for work

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Posted: Saturday, February 1, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:13 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Department of Transportation is responsible for paying three subcontractors after they completed work on state projects in 2011 but were never paid by the general contractor hired by the state, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

The case centers on improvements made to Interstate 80 rest stops in Adair County. In 2010, the department hired Universal Concrete Ltd. as the general contractor, which, in turn, hired Star Equipment, Manatt's Inc. and Short's Concrete Cutting Co. to provide equipment, concrete and labor.

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