Bismarck, ND – Fisher Sand & Gravel of Dickinson, North Dakota recently came under fire from President Trump for building a defective portion of the southern border wall. The project, recently completed, is already showing signs of decay and erosion. Fisher was a top contributor to Rep. Kelly Armstrong in the 2019-2020 cycle. Fisher secured a $1.3 billion contract for border wall construction in May. The Defense Department Inspector General is reviewing another $400 million contract by Fisher.
Dem-NPL Chairwoman Kylie Oversen said:
“Fisher Industries has paid to play for their NDGOP connections, including Kelly Armstrong. These connections have secured them government contracts and a hefty sum of our tax dollars for a project they either can’t complete or don’t care enough to do right. This, coupled with the company’s long history of shady business practices, should make our elected officials think twice about supporting Fisher Industries. Rep. Armstrong must return every cent they donated to his campaign or continue to be complicit in ripping off hard-working taxpayers.”
Fisher Industries, or Fisher Sand & Gravel, Co., is a Dickinson, ND based company with a long history of “criminal tax evasion, pollution citations, environmental fines, and one previous CEO with child pornography.” C.S. Hagen, High Plains Reader, 1/31/2018
The company and its employees are major contributors to Rep. Kelly Armstrong’s re-election campaign. The company also has ties to Sen. Kevin Cramer and contributed significantly to his 2018 Senate campaign.