Welcome and thanks for visiting! This site is dedicated to exposing the shady business practices of self styled entrepreneur Troy Melquist (a.k.a. Al Melquist). His deceptions and disregard for his employees, business partners, clients, and landlords have gained the attention of government officials, the press, and labor unions. He has alienated his customers, angered his workers, disturbed his community, broken his promises, and hidden from responsibility.
In 2003, the Portland General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), launched a campaign to expose Melquist’s shenanigans to the light of day. This included picketing his business on behalf of his unpaid workers, focusing the media on his scams, and helping workers file wage claims against him with the Bureau of Labor and Industries in Oregon (BOLI). Rather than pay his workers and straighten out his business practices, Melquist disappeared into the night, leaving a trail of lawsuits and judgments against him.
After the RedcellX kerfuffle culminated in a BOLI decision against him (and several finding against him in small claims court) Troy Melquist continued his scams under the name of “Al Melquist”. Recently he surfaced again in Las Vegas, meaning it’s now time to resurrect the old site.
This website is based on the 2003 site. In the beginning, some of the pages and posts here will be pulled directly from the the original, but we will swiftly update the content.
NOTE: There are other people named Troy Melquist or Al Melquist out there. And of course this site is not about them. This site is about the Troy Allen Melquist who was born February 16, 1968, went to High School in Eugene, Oregon, college in Pennsylvania, plead guilty to negotiating a bad check in Washington County courts in 2000, was determined by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry to owe wages and interest to several workers in 2006, and was involved in a company called RedcellX from 2000 to 2003.
In case you are wondering if you’re dealing with the same guy, here’s a snippet from his court record that gives a physical description:
|First Name||TROY||Middle Name||ALLEN||Last Name||MELQUIST|
|Date of Birth||1968-02-16||Race||WHITE||Height||5′ 06″|