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7 companies fall on City of Tucson’s divestment list for border wall construction ties

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Tucson City Hall, above, has a resolution that seeks to seize holdings in companies that would profit from the border wall. /A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star

 

By Joe Ferguson | Arizona Daily Star

The city of Tucson has released the names of seven companies that it refuses to invest in, part of a 20-month old resolution to sever ties with companies that “become involved in the designing, building or financing of the border wall.”

Three Arizona companies, Tucson-based West Point Contractors, Sierra Vista-based KWR Construction and Tempe-based Fisher Sand & Gravel, are part of the complicated inventory of companies the city won’t invest in, but could conceivably do business with in other circumstances.

For example, state procurement laws require the city of Tucson to consider formal bids of any company that submitted an offer to build a new firehouse, or any construction project.

The full list of companies includes:

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