By Mike Bellsaw and Ben BolshevSources: Bleacher Reports, Bleacherreport.com, NFL, league, leavissmachineparts.comLeavitt, a maker of industrial-grade machines and equipment for building and construction, has been under fire in recent weeks for manufacturing parts of the Chargers’ new stadium, which is expected to open this summer.
The company’s parts are used in equipment that is used in the Chargers stadium.
Leaviss machine parts, which include the stadium, were manufactured in South Carolina in 2013, 2014 and 2017.
Leaviss, which was spun off from the former GE Capital Corporation in 2017, is based in Jacksonville, Florida.
Leafs and Bellsaws are both listed on the California stock exchange.
The Chargers and Leavitt have been locked in a legal battle over the future of the team since the end of last season.
The team announced in May that it was ending lease negotiations with a Leavits subsidiary, Leavit Construction Services, in hopes of saving the franchise and avoiding a possible relocation.
The move was expected to help the Chargers save $1.2 million annually.
The San Diego Chargers announced on May 18 that they would not renew their lease at Qualcomm Stadium after the 2019 season, a move that left Leaviz with a $5.5 million debt.
The Chargers are set to receive $2 million per year for 10 years from the lease, but the team is not obligated to keep the lease for the remaining 15 years of the lease.
The team, which has played in San Diego since 1974, is seeking an extension of its lease at the stadium until 2027, but Leavisions bid was rejected.
Leavens plans to close a plant in Las Vegas in 2021, but it was not immediately clear whether that plant would be built.
Leavens also owns a facility in San Francisco, which would make the Leavis facility a potential site for a stadium.
The lease negotiations have been on hold while the Chargers and NFL wait to hear whether the NFL can force the team to move.
The NFL and Leavenys lawyers said they will not comment on the negotiations until after the appeals process has concluded.
LeAVIS is the parent company of Belsaws, which makes parts for the construction industry.
Belsaws manufactures parts for more than 3,000 manufacturers and uses the parts to build some of the biggest industrial machinery in the country.
The Leavists deal with other parts companies, like Leavite, for which they manufacture parts.
Leavis website says it is the second-largest machine parts company in the U.S. with approximately 1,000 machines.