Farmers with Wind Turbines: Better read

Story #1:

IKEA/APEX Wind Farm Non-payment Causes Liens to be Filed Against Local Farmers –

IKEA (the furniture company) and APEX (a wind energy company) failed to make payments to Ambassador Steel Fabrication, LLS from Auburn, Indiana. The failure of IKEA and APEX to make their payments in a timely manner is now causing issues for farmers and other land owners who leased their properties for the project. Below is a link(or click here for names) to the list of names which are found on the documents recorded at the Vermilion County Recorder’s office in Document # 14-09577. This document is a “NOTICE OF SUBCONTRACTORS CLAIM and ILLINOIS MECHANIC’S LIEN CLAIM-LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENT” For details, please see the lien documents which you can view HERE and HERE.

The lien is for $1.4 million dollars.

If you know somebody on this list, perhaps they would be interested in knowing that their property will have a permanent record of having had this lien filed. Until IKEA/APEX settles this issue and the lien is released, it may be difficult to complete real estate or financial transactions.

A lot of questions arise out of this issue:

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Story #2:

Wind Farm Liens Filed in Vermilion County Exceeding $2.1 million –


Following up on our December 2014 article (here) on liens filed against certain properties and wind farm companies, we found that more liens have been filed bringing the total to well over $2.1 million (thanks to the person providing this information).

In December of 2014 the total was $1,435,402.43, and in January of 2015 an additional $687,731.86 was granted as mechanic’s lien, bringing the total to $2,123,134.29 in liens against various wind farms, property, and wind farm related entities.

The below pictures are from a recent “scandal sheet” provided to us (click a picture to enlarge it):

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