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TimberSIL in Trouble


TimberSIL™ at Timber Treatment Technologies' Greenville, South Carolina facility awaits distribution.

Northern Crossarm Company, Inc., of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, which has been under contract with TTT as the major manufacturer of TimberSIL, has filed two lawsuits against TTT alleging problems with the treatment process and breach of contract in TTT’s failure to pay for treated wood. And according to TTT President Troy Caver, Huttig Building Products, Inc., which had been the exclusive distributor of TimberSIL, has ended its contract with TTT. (Caver’s own presence at the company since August 2006 is a result of an internal shakeup involving a previous officer’s alleged wrongdoing that may have weakened the company financially.)A lawsuit filed in September 2006 in Chippewa County Court by Northern Crossarm seeks reimbursement from TTT and Karen Slimak, TimberSIL’s inventor and TTT’s founder, for Northern Crossarm’s investment in producing TimberSIL, which it claims cost more than $2,000,000. As reported by the Chippewa Falls News Bureau, the lawsuit alleges that “major, significant problems have been encountered” in the treatment process and that “the representations made by Slimak . . . concerning the research and testing she had done to establish the TimberSIL process were not true.” ...

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