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Winner of $400M border wall contract: 'a gung-ho, smart guy'

9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Saturday, January 04 2020 Jan 4, 2020 January 04, 2020 9:49 AM January 04, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By JAMES MacPHERSON
Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The driving force behind a North Dakota company that won a $400 million contract to build part of the border wall is described as a “go-getter” and a “gung-ho, smart guy” by people who know him. Tommy Fisher runs Fisher Sand & Gravel, a company his father founded in 1952. Fisher's strategy for winning the contract included a bevy of appearances on conservative media often seen by the president. It paid off with a contract that Fisher says is the second-biggest in the country's history. But the contract is now being audited over concern it may not meet requirements.

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