Michael F. Easley, Governor
Buck Lattimore, Chairman

Bernadine S. Ballance, Commissioner
Thomas J. Bolch, Commissioner
Laura K. Mavretic, Commissioner
Renée C. Riggsbee, Commissioner
Christopher Scott, Commissioner
Dianne C. Sellers, Commissioner

North Carolina
Industrial Commission




TO:         All Interested Parties

FROM:   Chairman Buck Lattimore

DATE:    March 18, 2002

RE:         Bankruptcy of CMI Industries [See March 28, 2002 Update]

            We have been informed that CMI Industries, with a plant in Surry County, North Carolina, has filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. CMI was self-insured for workers’ compensation claims in North Carolina.

            As of the date of this notice, CMI is continuing to pay all workers’ compensation claims. Therefore, all parties having existing or new workers’ compensation claims should proceed with those claims as would normally occur.

             If any claimant does not receive benefits to which they are lawfully entitled or should benefits awarded be suspended or terminated for unexplained reasons, please notify the Industrial Commission. Questions or concerns regarding CMI claims should be directed to: Stephen T. Gheen, Chief Deputy Commissioner, 919-807-2540 or gheen@ind.commerce.state.nc.us. Due to the volume of inquiries, email communication is requested if possible, though not required.

The Industrial Commission website (www.comp.state.nc.us) will be updated as needed with additional information.    

See also Bankruptcy of CMI Industries—Updated Notice
(Chairman Buck Lattimore's March 28, 2002 memo)

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