EVERETT, Wash. — Washington state’s Snohomish County is suing a construction company on grounds that it ignored multiple requests to stop work.

The Daily Herald reported (http://bit.ly/2xwbsZt ) Wednesday that code officials accuse the company of doing extensive work without permits.

The site is located in the county’s census-designated place Maltby. A truck factory is planned to go up once the 10-acre (40,470-square meter) area is cleared.

The lawsuit claims code inspectors ordered crews to stop working, only to find the crews continuing construction the next day.

It claims code officials paid a visit for a third consecutive day and were finally able to shut down the equipment.

Construction officials declined to comment.

OSW Equipment & Repair Inc. plans to operate the truck factory. It has a majority stake in the company doing the construction.

Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com