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Some Arena Workers Lack Paychecks

Posted December 16, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Some workers on the new Centennial Arena in west Raleigh are facing a holiday season without the paychecks they've earned.

About 30 steelworkers hired by the Stacey Construction Company from the Asheville area have been told they won't be paid by Stacey for their last two weeks' work.

Construction worker Bobby Page said that when the workers called the company on several days to inquire about getting paid, they were assured that checks would be issued -- and then finally an office worker told them the company had gone out of business.

Many of the workers have now been hired on by other crews at the site.

The project's construction manager said he thinks the men will eventually be paid for the time they worked for Stacey.

The missed payroll is not expected to have any effect on the project's schedule.