Oct
30

Stadium concrete company indictment

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Testwell Laboraties, Inc., the company originally hired to provide concrete for the new Yankee Stadium, has been indicted on state racketeering charges. Concerns over the company first came to light in June when The Times revealed that Testwell officials had been arrested and that the company had not been testing their concrete. As the Yankees said then, they say now: The concrete at the new stadium has been independently tested, and everything is OK.

Categories : Asides, Yankee Stadium
  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Wait, Testwell did something dishonest? I don’t believe this. What’s next, a Sox fan will think Pedroia is the MVP?

    • Bill R

      hahaha

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Poor Testwell. Never recovered from the stigma they acquired by inadvertantly giving the mayorship to Giuliani after the great FroYo debacle of 1993.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      Meh, I think the horrible advice Lloyd Braun was giving to Mayor Dinkins was the real culprit in that election.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Testwell Laboraties, Inc., the company originally hired to provide concrete for the new Yankee Stadium…

    Actually, just a quick correction. Testwell doesn’t provide the concrete, they just test it.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      Well.

    • TomG

      This is correct, all a testing company like Testwell does is show up on site when the concrete is being poured, fill some cylinders with concrete, and take them to their lab to measure the weight required to crush the cylinders. This is kind of a scary place to find corruption, especially if the concrete contractors were the ones paying them off.

  • Shamus

    OH MY GOD !

    Funniest clip I have ever seen (only ten seconds long)

    Too bad its a Rays fan and not a Red Sox fan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MufTb-D4AcE

    Do yourself a favor and watch it.

    • Mike Pop

      ha dude got hit right in the noggin perfectly

  • E-ROC

    Does anyone know the Yanks hired to inspect the stadium’s concrete?

  • http://nyyu.blogspot.com Mike

    Don’t mean to pat myself on the back, but I had this story on the 21st.

    http://nyyu.blogspot.com/2008/.....-safe.html

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      “Don’t mean to pat myself on the back…”

      Actually, that’s precisely what you mean to do.

      • Mike Pop

        He deserves to pat himself on the back after that find