AGRiMED

Trista Thurston/Observer-Reporter

Shown is the AGRiMED’s entrance on Thomas Drive in Cumberland Township.

A second contractor involved in construction of AGiMED Industries’ marijuana growing facility in Cumberland Township has filed a mechanics’ lien with the Greene County Court, claiming it has not been paid for its work on the project.

Advanced Masonry Inc. of Carmichaels filed the lien Wednesday against Greene Energy Resources Recovery LLC, Cumberland Property Leasing LLC and AGRiMED Industries of Pa. LLC.

The company claims it is owed $204,236 for work it completed at the growing facility at 290 Thomas Road.

The work, finished in December, included construction of concrete footings, foundations and exterior pads at the site, according to the filing. Advanced Masonry served as both as a contractor to the developer and as a subcontractor to the project’s general contractor.

This is the second mechanics’ lien filed on the project. The project’s general contractor, Accelerated Construction Services LLC of Morgantown, W.Va., earlier filed a lien against the same three companies claiming it is owed $693,831 for work on the facility.

However, Michael Allen, Accelerated Construction president and managing member, later said the contract in question in the filing is only with Cumberland Property Leasing. AGRiMED paid Accelerated Construction for its portion of the work done, Allen previously said.

Accelerated Construction also had filed a lawsuit seeking payment for money it is owed for the project, naming only Cumberland Property Leasing as a defendant.

Advanced Masonry’s filing maintains the three companies are affiliated. Cumberland Property owns the building, Greene Energy owns the premises, or land, and AGRiMED is the building “tenant and/or co-owner,” the lien said.

It is believed, Advanced Masonry said, the three companies “share common owners and/or management personnel, and legally constitute a single joint venture or partnership” for the development of the growing facility.

Darin Clay of Cumberland Properties declined to comment on the pending case. A Greene Energy spokesman could not be reached for comment.

Mark Kaminsky of AGRiMED said the company only leases the building and is not related to the other two companies named in the lien. AGRiMED also has no outstanding obligations to the contractors.

AGRiMED had received one of the state’s dozen medical marijuana growing permits. Groundbreaking for the initial 16,000-square-foot building was held in October. AGRiMED received approval from the state Department of Health to begin growing marijuana at the site in February.

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