Thompson Building Materials Cement Construction firm to shut down Georgia home for asbestos-related reasons

Construction firm to shut down Georgia home for asbestos-related reasons

Covington, Louisiana (AP) Construction firm Covingston-based W.L.C.E. will close the Georgia home of a company that owns the asbestos building material and is the subject of an asbestos-contaminated lawsuit.

The company has been involved in a dispute with the state over its ownership of the material.

It says the dispute is based on an agreement between the state and Covingson-based Landmark Properties to settle the matter.

The Georgia Department of Environmental Quality says in a statement the agency has been in communication with the company regarding the potential closure.

The department says it will provide more information as it becomes available.

The building material was purchased in 1997 and installed by Landmark in 2002, according to state documents.

Landmark says it purchased the material from Covingon-based H.M. Landmark Corp. in 2005 for $3.6 million.