Miner clarification on Mammoth Lumber 11-14

Clarification

In last week’s Miner in the Mammoth Town Council work session story, it was noted, “The Public Works Department will be buying Redimix for sidewalks from a company in Tucson as they could get a better price than what was being offered by Mammoth Lumber.”

This was paraphrased from what was actually said at the meeting.

During the meeting, Public Works Director David Garcia asked the council for permission to purchase Portland Cement from CalPortland. Below is a transcript of his comments.

“I want to build sidewalks. We started building sidewalks already on the Little League. We poured our first 75 feet. We used 17 bags of Portland for that pour and so I’m looking for a way to reduce our costs.

“When I started, I was directed to purchase local and I have consistently. Whenever anyone in the town whether tires or automotive supplies or stuff.

“I buy the Portland right now – the guys, we make our own sand and rock. We don’t purchase that. We don’t purchase the water. What the cement costs us is our labor, our fuel as well as the price of the sack.

“We’re paying $12.50 at Mammoth Lumber. Home Depot and Lowe’s have the price at $8.97 with a $79 delivery fee. Lowe’s also charges a pallet deposit.

“But then CalPortland, we have to purchase 16 pallets – a full truck – to get them to bring it to us for free. They will deliver it to us for free. The delivery charge is free for $8.15 per sack. If we pay within 30 days, we get another 5 cents off.

“I can get 16 pallets for a cost of $4,564 if I bought 16 pallets. At Mammoth Lumber, it would cost me $7,000.”

Councilman Joe Brewer, at this point, asked, “Did you talk to the lumber yard to see if they could match that price?”

Garcia replied, “No. I haven’t. But I will first thing in the morning. I can ask them if they can meet that price.”

Garcia also said, “I haven’t been offered a lesser price…I doubt seriously they can, but I will ask them.”

Vice-Mayor Frances Wickham added, “Plus we are also giving them all kinds of other business, not just the cement.”

The full discussion can be viewed online at http://bit.ly/T0mwGR.

Editor’s Note: It was not our intent to single out Mammoth Lumber in this story. We just tried to report the meeting, paraphrasing for our readers. The Miner regrets any embarrassment the article may have caused to Mammoth Lumber.

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