North Dakota

PHOENIX (AP) — A North Dakota construction company has received the largest contract to date to build a section of President Trump's signature wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Republican U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer of N.D. confirmed the $1.3 billion contract for building the 42-mi.

The Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project (MREFPP) is a continuing project in North Dakota that is designed to reduce the risk of future flooding throughout the entire Mouse River Basin. The Mouse River, or the Souris River in Canada, originates in southeast Saskatchewan and travels 357 mi.

GOMACO Corporation recently recognized Swanston Equipment Company of North Dakota as a Top Ten Distributor for sales in the 2019 fiscal year. The award was presented in recognition for outstanding sales and distribution of GOMACO equipment in the United States.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is overseeing a $38.5 million project that will create a new Long X Bridge. Construction consists of bridge replacement, a wildlife crossing structure, grading and guardrail work. Motorists will continue to utilize the current Long X Bridge while the new structure is being built.

RDO Integrated Controls (RDOIC) and Pavement Recycling Systems (PRS) are teaming up to bring Topcon's Intelligent Paving suite of products to customers in eight states across the companies' footprints. Effective immediately, RDO Equipment Co. stores will sell Topcon's Intelligent Paving products across Arizona, California, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Duane Bonini has been named vice president of RDO Equipment Co. 's Vermeer division. As of Dec. 1 Bonini is overseeing all RDO's domestic Vermeer operations, which includes California, Hawaii, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon and northern Nevada. Bonini grew up in the construction industry, working as a Vermeer equipment operator and service technician, then worked for his family's Vermeer dealerships in Northern California prior to joining RDO in 2008 as a Vermeer grinder salesman for the Southern California region.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded its second contract for a Red River diversion project around the flood-prone Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., metropolitan area. The Corps announced that the more than $59 million project to build a flow control structure on the Wild Rice River will be built by Ames Construction Inc., based out of Burnsville, Minn.

Bobcat Company officially announced a three-year partnership agreement with Philadelphia Eagles' pro quarterback Carson Wentz. "We are excited to have such an accomplished and principled athlete, who shares a deep connection to North Dakota representing our brand," said Mike Ballweber, president of Doosan Bobcat North America.

Bobcat Company announced plans for a $17 million investment at its Gwinner, N.D., manufacturing facility. "We are excited to strengthen our North Dakota manufacturing footprint. This project emphasizes our commitment to continuous improvement and to the Gwinner operation," said Mike Ballweber, president of Doosan Bobcat North America.

Doosan Bobcat announced the opening of ‘The Studio', a data innovation center located in Fargo, N.D. The Studio will advance development through digitalization and new technologies by bringing members of the company's research and development teams together with academic centers, entrepreneurs and emerging companies to advance community innovation and foster hands-on collaboration in a high-tech environment.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil, making it the biggest such project in the state since the Dakota Access pipeline that sparked violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement in 2016 and 2017.