It's official - Tremco was hit with a Qui Tam Case from the GSA - and lost.
A former Tremco executive turned them in.
Read about it here:
Which states, in part:
"Mr. Rudolph sued on behalf of the united states government alleging that Tremco, and its parent company RPM, had made false claims to the United States government by offering less favorable pricing to the government as opposed to pricing afforded to private customers, marketing expensive materials to federal government purchasers without disclosing the availability and opportunity to purchase comparable lower-cost, identical materials, and selling and installing defective products and systems on federal government buildings.
On August 13, 2013, Tremco and RPM International Inc. reached a settlement under which they will pay the government $60,958,963 plus interest for claims arising during the period from January 2, 2002 through March 1, 2011. As the whistleblower, or relator of the information leading to the settlement, Mr. Rudolph is entitled to a portion of the recovery, which in this case amounts to 17.9% of the settlement."
Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1435862#ixzz2dotoaswx
Tremco is the company that I observed at the University of California, San Francisco getting their illegally, sole-sourced non-competitive bid specs put out to "bid" by my bosses. The FBI ruled in my case in 1997 "Strongly Recommending Prosecutions" of my bosses for those specs.
They had been in the campus for at least 20 years, doing reroofing ad infinitum on most if not all of the over 110 structures. Today, they have not been stopped and the campus has many more structures.
You can see Tremco's In-House Training Document, here - detailing how they scam the schools::
Here is what is supposed to be happening instead:
Tremco is the same company which Thomas L. Smith, the Roof Consultant in Chicago did the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation Report on Tremco and Hickman's practices, released Sept., 2000.
See that report here:
Thomas L. Smith also did the blistering Investigative Report on the Tremco Specs for four major hospitals' reroofing at the UCSF Medical Center, for the California State Auditor, released Sept. 17, 2003. They were the same specifications the FBI strongly recommended prosecutions of my bosses over.
See that report here:
and look at Chapter 5
For the great work of the Midwest Roofing Contractor's Association and their Testing Manager, LB "Huck" Morris' reports on the activities of Tremco, Garland and Hickman, you can see many of those reports in this blog and the associated blog,
Their reports came out in 1997-8, with more in the early 2000's.
Copies of the reports and the actual Qui Tam Case are available by email. Write firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be sent to you.
Thanks to Diana Vice for obtaining the case for distribution. At some point, it will be made available along with all other documents on this site and associated sites in .pdf form, for easy download.