EDGAR CO. (ECWd) -
In a follow up to the County Highway meeting just prior to Chris Parick's resignation we now wonder if it wasn't good old fashion embarrassment as a reason for resigning.
Mr. Patrick clearly attempted to intimidate and insinuate that Mr. Lawson was wrong in his assertions Zimmerly Ready Mix didn't have an approved SI Mix as it relates to a decision of purchasing concrete elsewhere.
It took some time getting the information from IDOT (FOIA Request), but it's pretty clear Zimmerly Ready Mix (AKA Chris Patrick) was aware that the mix did not meet spec, and from all indications as much as the month prior to this meeting.
You see IDOT actually was in communication with them and letting them know that fact!
Steven Price (IDOT): From May 29th until 1:00pm on June 25th Zimmerly Ready-mix did not have an approved freeze-thaw coarse aggregate. Zimmerly Ready-mix was made aware of this on May 29th. Due to not having an approved freeze-thaw coarse aggregate Zimmerly Ready-mix did not have an approved SI mix design that would meet the requirements of Standard Specification 1004.02 (f). Therefore, on June 17th Zimmerly Ready-mix did not have an approved SI mix that would meet the requirements of Standard Specification 1004.02 (f). The Zimmerly Ready-mix plant in Paris is an approved IDOT plant. On June 24th Zimmerly Ready-mix received shipment of an approved freeze-thaw coarse aggregate. On the morning of June 25th Zimmerly Ready-mix (Zach Patrick) submitted a SI,PV mix design to me for approval. I reviewed the mix and approved it. On June 25th at 1:00pm I hand delivered the approved SI,PV mix design to Zach Patrick. - PROOF
The facts being what they are, I think not only was it appropriate for Chris Patrick to resign, but I think an apology is owed to Mr. Lawson. At no time did Mr. Lawson state one thing that was not 100% true. It wasn't until the day after Mr. Patrick's attacks on Mr. Lawson that we find an approved mix meeting the specifications and IDOT has confirmed that fact.
Good Riddance Mr. Patrick!