84 Lumber Avoids Louisiana License Revocation

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Pennsylvania’s 84 Lumber is no longer in danger of losing its contractor’s license in the state of Louisiana. At a Thursday hearing before the Louisiana state Licensing Board for Contractors, the company agreed to not use bonding and insurance practices that two minority firms claim destroyed their companies, The Advocate of Baton Rouge reports.

Earlier this month, 84 Lumber was subpoenaed by the Louisiana State Licensing Board. The national construction supplier was asked to provide company documents as well as appear in Baton Rouge, La. for an Thursday’s hearing. According to NOLA.com, Contractors Addie Mills and Maurice Hurst say 84 Lumber promised to obtain construction bonds on their behalf, but problems with those transactions sank the FEMA-funded projects they had landed after Hurricane Katrina.

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Under the agreement, the board also will monitor 84 Lumber’s business in Louisiana, The Advocate reports. The company will have to make monthly reports to the board for a year on the contracts it bids on in Louisiana and those it wins.