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FEB 2018

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6 • ROCK products • February 2018 IN THE KNOW Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. (dba Fisher Industries) said a durable border pro- tection system along the U.S.-Mexico border can be built at an affordable cost, within a briefer timeframe and provide better protection. Fisher is one of six companies awarded a contract to develop a prototype for construction of the wall by U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP). Tommy Fisher, president of Fisher Industries, said in an interview on "Fox and Friends," that the company has submitted a proposal to construct not just a wall, but a long-lasting border protection system, including high- speed access roads for agents as well as flood protection. The wall would cost $12.2 billion and take approximately six years to build. "Our proposal also includes guaran- teed on-time and on-budget project completion as well as a warranty on all workmanship, all backed by a multi-bil- lion-dollar bond," Fisher said. "We are a true design, manufacturing and building company. Our vertical inte- gration allows us to control all aspects of the project, which ultimately drives schedule, price and quality. We believe our solid concrete wall will withstand the elements better than any other alternative." The company told Rock Products that a majority of the aggregates needed for the project would be sourced by Fisher. However there would be some locations where material would need to be outsourced to established quarries to obtain the aggregates needed for the project. The company has secured construc- tion partnerships with Caterpillar, CMC rebar and Arizona Portland Cement Co. Fisher Industries conducts most of its heavy civil construction in the south- western United States and has built several projects through mountainous terrain. Fisher said the innovative fac- tors in its proposal will produce large savings per year that will ultimately pay for the project over time and help ensure safety and security for all Americans. Fisher Industries pursues challenges and has a reputation for successfully tackling the tough jobs, including manufacturing aggregate processing equipment, and mining and delivering aggregate products all the way down to the final roller pass across freshly laid asphalt. Over the past six decades, Fisher Industries has successfully completed numerous interstate construction and re-construction projects, large munic- ipal and residential projects, and has consistently provided aggregate products that meet and exceed tough roadway specifications. With eight divisions, the Fisher Indus- tries team employs more than 700 employees working in support of heavy civil construction throughout the Dako- tas, Arizona, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming. FAST FACT Proposal includes guaranteed on-Ɵme and on-budget project compleƟon, as well as a war- ranty on all workmanship, all backed by a mulƟ-billion-dollar bond. Fisher Sand & Gravel Proposes Building Safe, Long-Lasting Border Wall FAST FACT Vulcan will divest Aggregates USA's Tennessee assets, as well as a quarry in Abingdon, Va. Vulcan, DOJ Reach Agreement on Aggregates USA Acquisition Vulcan Materials Co. has reached an agreement with the Department of Jus- tice (DOJ) that will allow it to complete its $900 million acquisition of Aggre- gates USA LLC. In connection with this agreement, the DOJ has terminated the waiting period applicable to the acquisition under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improve- ments Act of 1976. The agreement with the DOJ is subject to final approval by the federal court in the District of Columbia, but the parties are free to close their acquisition pend- ing the approval.

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