VERMILION CO., IL. – IKEA (the furniture company) and APEX (a wind energy company) failed to make payments to Ambassador Steel Fabrication, LLS from Auburn, Indiana for work completed at the Hoopeston wind farm. The failure of IKEA and APEX to make their payments in a timely manner is now causing issues for farmers and other land owners who leased their properties for the project.
The list of names can be found on the documents recorded at the Vermilion County Recorder’s office in Document # 14-09577. This document is a “NOTICE OF SUBCONTRACTORS CLAIM and ILLINOIS MECHANIC’S LIEN CLAIM-LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENT” For details, see the lien documents HERE and HERE.
The lien is for $1.4 million dollars.
Until IKEA/APEX settles this issue and the lien is released, leaseholders may have difficulty completing real estate or financial transactions.
UPDATE: In late May 2015, 39 additional Mechanic’s Liens were issued against Hoopeston Wind LLC, in favor of NCSG Crane and Heavy Haul Service in the amount $2,444,703.76 for each of the 39 liens.