(La Porte, IN) - La Porte County government has taken action designed to assure quality construction work and other fair practices. The La Porte County Commissioners have adopted requirements for county government construction projects.
Under the measure, companies bidding for county government construction jobs must have an established apprenticeship program and at least five people who have gone through the apprenticeship program within the past five-years.
La Porte County Commission president Rich Mrozinski said the requirements assure quality work and discourage so-called fly by night contractors from bidding on jobs. Mrozinski said some companies undercut reputable firms using union labor by paying cash to their workers and that means no tax money collected on wages. He said companies underbidding because of cheaper labor costs perform work that sometimes looks high quality then later requires fixing at an additional cost.
The City of La Porte adopted a similar measure last year to assure quality construction and taxes taken out on wages.