The company that is manufacturing my steel building (not building it just suppling the steel framing) wants paid in full before they will deliver all the steel. Does the Texas retainage law apply to the steel manufacturing company. They are not the contractors just the steel supplier. And we have had problem after problem with things not being correct. Hoping law applies. Thank you Duane
Adding on to Mr. Erikson's answer, if the steel supplier and builder are two different parties, I would suggest that rather than negotiating withholding, you request that your builder to come and inspect the materials when they are delivered and verify to you, preferably in writing, that they are correct. The idea is to shift any responsibility for incorrect materials discovered during construction on to the builder. If your builder balks at this suggestion, at the very least that tells you something about the confidence you should have in that company. If you have not yet contracted with the builder, I would suggest something like this arrangement as an additional term.
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