Mechanical Contractor “ABC Company” put out a bid for 1,000 feet of pipe and “XYZ Inc.” was awarded the order (names have been changed, but the incident is real). The pipe was purchased, delivered on time, and the job was completed on budget. Sounds like another great success story! Unfortunately, what came next may (or may not) surprise you. The whole job had to be torn down and reinstalled. The contractor lost money and the supplier lost a good customer. Why? What happened?
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