The Day – Driving DRVN out of enterprise is mistaken

I am both disappointed with the way Connecticut has handled the salt situation with its terminals / ports and amazed at the corrupt nature of the people involved in the port bid project, wind turbine business and the removal of small business DRVN from the port in New London .

DRVN and its owner Steve Farrelly exemplify the American dream. How can the state put a man out of business who worked so hard to be successful? A shop in New London that is only good for the state and has been supplying road salt for years. Good quality salt at a reasonable price that will keep the roads safe. People want answers.

What I’m most concerned about is that the Connecticut administration is trying to brush this under the rug. There is a much deeper story. Jobs and companies have suffered from these bad and reckless choices. Do not turn away from it, Governor Lamont. Come in and correct this mistake.

A monopoly is not good for anyone. You see that now. None of the local cities have adequate access to salt. Unsalted winter roads are unsafe. Public safety is at risk. A company that controls two ports is a bad idea. And which company wants to do business with its competitors – the guys in the port of New Haven also make salt!

Please do the right thing, Governor, for the small business owner.

Andy Lindamood

President of Michigan Salt Products and supplier to DRVN.

Oxford, Me.

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