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:    August 5, 2002

RE:         TIC United Corp. - Bankruptcy

            TIC United Corp. has filed voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, Case No.: 00-37234-HCA-11. TIC United Corp. is insured for workers’ compensation claims in the State of North Carolina.

            NCIC records indicate Reliance Insurance Company insured TIC United Corp. from August 12, 1999 to August 12, 2000. Reliance Insurance Company is in liquidation and the North Carolina Insurance Guaranty Association is processing their claims in North Carolina. Lumberman’s Mutual Casualty Company is certified as the insurance carrier from August 12, 2000 to August 12, 2001. Claimants in workers’ compensation insurance cases should not experience any disruption in benefits.

            The bankruptcy attorney for TIC United Corp. is:

Haynes and Boone, LLP
901 Main Street, Suite 3100
Dallas Texas 75202-3789
Telephone 214-651-5000
Telecopier: 214-651-5940

            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 TIC United Corp. 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.

N.C. Industrial Commission ·   4340 Mail Service Center ·   Raleigh, NC 27699-4340
Phone:  (919) 807-2500 ·   Fax:  (919) 715-0282
NCIC Home Page:  http://www.ic.nc.gov/