Montana Companies Awarded Work on Border Stations

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Two Montana businesses have been awarded subcontracts on projects to rebuild ports of entry along the state’s border with Canada.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says CTA Architects and Engineers of Billings has been awarded the design subcontract on a $7.5 million contract for work on the Port of Morgan, north of Malta. CTA says it also has been awarded similar subcontracts for ports of entry in Noonan, N.D. and Antler, N.D.

J. Clinton Contract Services of Circle has been awarded subcontracts on an $8 million contract to rebuild the Port of Wild Horse north of Havre and on a $6.6 million contract to rebuild the Port of Scobey.

In June, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., held a workshop for contractors in Great Falls after learning federal agencies had planned to use predetermined contracting firms to rebuild or renovate five Montana ports of entry. The Montana projects will be funded by $77 million in federal stimulus money.