BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A home-building company aiming to supply housing for western North Dakota’s booming oil patch wants to set up shop on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, where jobs are scarce.
Rick Downs with ATechBuilder Corp. tells The Bismarck Tribune a home manufacturing facility in Fort Yates could bring up to 45 full-time jobs to the area.
Reservation Pastor Phil Wolverton says there is a need for jobs on the reservation that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border. He says many people have gone through construction training at Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates but can’t find work.
The company also wants to open three or four more locations in North Dakota. It already has a facility in the South Dakota city of Aberdeen that’s operated by the Brentwood Hutterite Colony.
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