Commissioner Paul McCorkle wants more calls for materials to be made to local businesses concerning the new Thomson-McDuffie County Government and Judicial Center.
Mr. McCorkle requested such be coordinated by Jud Bryant, program manager, to Tommy Goodyear, an official with R.W. Allen, the firm building the multi-million dollar complex near the intersection of Railroad and Greenway streets in Thomson. The request was made during the McDuffie County Board of Commissioners meeting last Wednesday.
Mr. McCorkle said he has received word from several individuals that they have not received calls about supplying materials for the new complex, as originally agreed to before the project ever started.
"These subs need to know to call local suppliers," Mr. McCorkle said.
"This whole project was sold to us with that intent in mind. Somewhere there is a miscommunication between your department and the subs."
His latter comment was directed at Mr. Goodyear, who attended the meeting and said he would discuss the matter at the next construction meeting.
Mr. Bryant recommended that Mr. Goodyear keep a record of local businesses called and the prices they quote concerning materials to be purchased for the government center.
"It might be worthwhile," Mr. Bryant said.