WILLIAMSON – Tramco Services Inc., with locations in Williamson and Chattaroy, W.Va. were raided by federal agents Friday, Sept. 25.
Agents also appeared at Tramco’s sister company, Kanawha Electric and Machine Co. on Friday.
U.S Attorney Booth Goodwin confirmed the raid but offered no further information concerning the matter.
A representative at Kanawha Electric and Machine Co. would not answer any questions saying, “Larry Ward, Jr., Scott Shepard and Thomas Sheppard are the people who would be able to answer those questions and they are not in the office at this time.”
Thomas Sheppard is listed as President of the Chattaroy location.
The representative whom answered at the Chattaroy office gave the telephone number for the location in Williamson.
The Williamson location would not answer any questions and abruptly hung up the telephone when questioned.
According to bizapedia.com, there are 11 companies that match the address listed for the Chattaroy location at 141 Campbells Creek Road.
“The companies are Tug River Armature and Machine Company, Tramco Services, Inc., Tug Aviation, Inc., Tramco Services, Inc., Holston Realty Inc., Field Service Group Inc., Tug Properties, LLC, W M T, Inc., Tug River Armature Machine Company, Tramco Services, Inc., and Tug River Armature Machine Company, Inc.”
One anonymous employee said there were at least 30 layoffs Friday. It is unknown if the furloughs are in relation to the federal raids that occurred.
(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at 304-235-4242, ext. 2279.)