Defendants deny claims over damaged sawmill equipment

By Mark Nielsen
Prince George Citizen
May 19, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

A lumber producer who claims a Prince George-based business is partly responsible for damaging equipment it had purchased from the owner of a Fort St. James sawmill may be going after the wrong people. In a response to a civil claim Teal-Jones Group filed in March, the numbered company identified as doing business as Allen’s Scrap and Salvage Ltd. filed a response on May 11 in which it not only issued a wholesale denial of responsibility but says that by the time the work was being carried out, Allen’s was under different ownership. Pursuant to a sale of the business to Central Salvage Ltd., it had not operated Allen’s since September 2021, according to the response. According to Teal-Jones’ claim, Allen’s damaged the items in June 2022 while removing them as part of the dismantling the old Conifex sawmill.

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