Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. has taken legal action against Lowe’s Inc., claiming that the home improvement giant owes them over $1.2 million. The dispute stems from tools shipped by Milwaukee Electric prior to the termination of their partnership in 2008.
In September 2006, Milwaukee Electric signed an agreement to supply power tools to Lowe’s stores. As part of the deal, Milwaukee Electric shipped tools to Lowe’s in 2007. However, the supplier relationship between the two companies was not renewed in 2008.
Milwaukee Electric has filed a lawsuit in Waukesha County Circuit Court against Lowe’s and Lowe’s Home Centers Inc., both based in Mooresville, North Carolina, and Madison, Wisconsin, respectively. The lawsuit claims that at the end of the agreement, Lowe’s owed Milwaukee Electric more than $1.2 million. Instead of paying the outstanding balance, Lowe’s issued its own payment credit, which Milwaukee Electric alleges was unauthorized and inappropriate.
Despite Milwaukee Electric’s demands for payment, Lowe’s has refused to fulfill its financial obligations, according to the lawsuit. As a result, Milwaukee Electric is now seeking the outstanding balance in addition to attorney’s fees and other costs incurred during this legal dispute.
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When approached for comment, a spokesman for Lowe’s declined to provide any details or statements pertaining to the ongoing lawsuit.
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Clint De Boer is a jack of all trades. When he’s not indulging himself with the latest power tools, he enjoys life as a loving husband, dedicated father, and avid reader; particularly of the Bible. Clint has a degree in recording engineering and has been involved in multimedia and online publishing since 1992.
Clint’s career encompasses a wide range of audio and video production. After graduating at the top of his class with an Associate Degree in Recording Engineering, he began working at Soundelux Studios in 1994. Soundelux Studios is renowned for its post-production work in feature film and television audio. Throughout his career, Clint has worked on numerous feature films, refining his expertise as a dialogue editor, foley editor, and sound designer. He later transitioned into video editing, serving as a senior AVID video editor for three years.
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In 1996, Clint co-founded CD Media, Inc., a publishing company. In subsequent years, he played a crucial role in launching and expanding successful online publications including Audioholics, Audiogurus, and AV Gadgets. In 2008, Clint founded Pro Tool Reviews, followed by OPE Reviews in 2017 – focusing on landscape and outdoor power equipment. Clint also leads the Pro Tool Innovation Awards, an annual program that recognizes groundbreaking tools and accessories across various industries.
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