Kaukauna water tower project ends with paint on cars

Published: Aug. 23, 2018 at 5:03 PM CDT
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Workers near a water tower project in Kaukauna got an unwanted touch of paint on their cars.

Action 2 News told you about the major renovation on the tower that stands near Interstate 41.

Electric Motor Services has workers impacted by the paint.

"Month-and-a-half ago, we noticed we were having blue overspray on our vehicles," said Craig Vantoll of Electric Motor Services.

A week-and-a-half later, white overspray appeared on cars.

Vantoll is among about a hundred people with cars affected in the industrial area.

"Very big inconvenience. We are driving around with vehicles with blue and white paint on them. It will not come off," said Vantoll.

V&T Painting company from Michigan was in charge of the water tower project. Action 2 News reached out to the contractor by phone but didn't hear back.

Kaukauna Utilities says V&T Painting has turned the situation over to its insurance.

Action 2 saw an insurance agent at the businesses affected Thursday.

Vantoll showed us insurance claims his co-workers have made. "Close to $3,700. People had their windows open, leather interior, cannot come off of leather," Vantoll said. "That's what body shops are telling us. Other claims are ranging from $1,200 to about $1,300."

In the meantime, Kaukauna Utilities says it's withholding a portion of the more than $400,000 project price.

"We want to make sure that our customers have their vehicles inspected and taken care of," Kaukauna Utilities General Manager Jeff Feldt said. "Make sure that gets done before we finalize that project."