…a $2.3 million settlement from JCI! Only we should be able to collect $15 million.
First it was guaranteed that JCI wouldn’t get a dime over $4.5 million . Then it was guaranteed that we were about to get a $32 million savings on the Red Plan spending. The guarantee that the Red Plan would only cost $297 million turned out to be little more than JCI’s sales pitch.
From the Trib:
Montgomery said he places more stock in the task force’s action plan than he would in the projections of an entity that stood to financially benefit from a project.
Memories of Duluth’s experience with Johnson Controls remain fresh. The city invested about $3.8 million in improvements at the Duluth Steam Cooperative based on the recommendations of Johnson Controls, but many of the projected savings failed to materialize. A legal battle with the company ensued, and the city received a $2.3 million settlement resolving the case in December.