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Custom Fabrication And Erection Ruled Sale Of Goods Subcontractors

Tuesday, December 02, 2003 06:05 pm

 
Custom Fabrication And Erection Ruled Sale Of Goods Subcontractors

A federal court has ruled that an alleged oral subcontract for the custom fabrication and erection of a steel building was a contract for the sale of goods, not a construction services agreement. The Uniform Commercial Code applied and the contract was unenforceable in the absence of a written document.

The Austin Company was preparing to bid on a U.S. Navy contract for construction of a corrosion control aircraft hangar in Charleston, South Carolina. Austin contracted American Buildings Co., a company with whom it had done business in the past, regarding the custom fabrication and erection of the steel hangar struc [...]

 
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