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Members in Central Massachusetts will gather Friday morning to protest the use of substandard contractors at building being renovated for eventual lease to the Worcester County District Attorney??s office.
Northpoint, the General Contractor on the project, has hired a New Hampshire-based company by the name of Drycon to do metal stud and drywall work. Drycon took over from Metro Walls, another New Hampshire-based company that was debarred from performing public work in the state of Massachusetts as a result of misclassifying workers.
The protest rally will take place from 8am-1pm at 184 Main Street in Worcester. All members are invited and encouraged to attend.
The building is owned by 184 Main Street Associates, which is owned by Robert Oftring. The project received a $2.8 million dollar loan from Mass-Development, $600,000 for Historic Tax Credits, and is now seeking $550,000 in Tax Increment Financing from the City of Worcester.