Change Order Process Leaves Casino Subs Short More Than $34M

Kim Slowey, Construction Dive

Some subcontractors who performed work at the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino and resort in Everett, Massachusetts, claim that general contractor Suffolk Construction is withholding tens of millions of dollars for completed change order work, Casino.org reported.

The largest claim is from Coghlin Electrical Contractors, which said that Suffolk owes it $30 million for last-minute, unpaid changes, according to MassLive. Coghlin's owner, Sue Mailman, said Suffolk's change order review process takes place every six to eight months but that the delay is "choking" her company, which, in the meantime, has to keep up with payroll and other expenses."

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