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Despite failing to make required changes to corporate structure, Hi-Way Safety Systems cleared to bid on state contracts
Hi-Way Safety Systems has been re-authorized to bid on state highway contracts once again. The Baker administration had prohibited the company from bidding on state contracts shortly after a company employee, driving a company pick up truck was involved in a fatal accident on December 29th, 2019 killing Plymouth teen Clare Zissserson.
But a review of state records indicates that Hi-Way Safety Systems has not made the required changes to its corporate structure as required by MassDOT. MassDOT spokesperson Jacquelyn Goddard told Boston 25 that the company has been reinstated "after the company agreed to a monitorship (sic) arrangement by an outside legal firm, removed Ken Horn as one of the firm’s owners, changed its board membership, established new corporate bylaws and related documents, and adopted a code of ethics."
Since the reinstatement last month, the only filing with the Secretary of State's Office has been a change of legal counsel, the company has not amended their board of directors, which still includes Ken Horn, or filed new corporate by laws.
Top Boston law firm Goodwin Procter has been appointed by the state to monitor Hi-Way Safety Systems compliance with new procedures at the company.