July 10, 2018
On March 21, 2018, TWG asked, “Has the taxpayer backed wood flooring plant closed?”
On March 24, 2018, TWG reported that DAJC’s Executive Director, David Dyer, responded that the DAJC “will not honor the open records request for documents concerning the wood flooring plant…due to pending litigation.” TWG questioned if the taxpayers were on the hook for the bond payments.
June 4, 2018, we followed up and asked DAJC, “Can you tell [us] who now is leasing the wood flooring plant?” The response came back–T&F Lumber Company. Now remember, the previous plant was run by Bert Thompson of Thompson & Thwaite, LLC.
TWG wondered if the “T” in T&F Lumber was Bert Thompson, but we were assured by Mr. Dyer, it was not.
Mr. Dyer explained that T&F Lumber Company was currently renovating the older “green building”, turning the kiln into warehouse/storage facility, and installing additional equipment and machinery in both the new and old building.
Since that time there has been no public announcement about T&F Lumber Company, LLC taking over the bond payments or the business.
Here is what we have been able to find out.
T&F Lumber Company, LLC is a Georgia Domestic Limited-Liability Company which was formed March 14, 2018 according to the Secretary of State. They supposedly became responsible for the lease payments/bond payments and took over the wood flooring plant on April 1, 2018.
Doing a little research, we found T&F Lumber Company, LLC has one (1) principal on record. The principal is Lawrence Nathaniel Thompson from Milledgeville GA. The Registered Agent on file for this company is Lawrence Nathaniel Thompson, and the company is located at 366 Pancras Road SW, Milledgeville, GA 31061. The company’s principal address is PO Box 1233, Milledgeville, GA 31059.
There has not been much activity seen at the wood flooring plant, but of course, we hope that it is up and running so the taxpayers of Jasper County do not become liable for the 15 years of bond debt.
Citizens, be informed and stay informed! Only by being informed, can the citizens understand what is being done and talked about, and then press our officials to make good decisions for everyone in Jasper County. That is our goal with the Taxdogs blog.