Drawn by Vietnam, Kansas Corporation demands action
A construction company in Kansas claims it is owed millions of dollars by a government-owned company in Vietnam – and now it wants the US government to step in.
The family-owned company, Hall Brothers, Inc. She was trying to get the Vietnamese state-owned company to pay years for the work it did in the communist country. Beginning in the early 2000s, the Hall Brothers paved dozens of miles of highways. They say they received partial payments at first, but payments stopped after that.
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Now, Hall Brothers Chairman Dick Kestner says the state-owned company owes them about $38 million. That includes millions of dollars in labor, supplies, travel and other expenses, not to mention the legal fees they incurred to fight the Vietnamese company in court. This ordeal has hurt their business in the United States.
“It affected how much we could do here in the United States because we had to send money there to continue that,” Kestner said.
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The Hall Brothers told FOX Business that many other US companies are in the same situation as they are. The company has been trying to get the Commerce Department and other government agencies involved, but so far no luck.
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