A Hyattsville company is building the grandstands for the inauguration.
Associated Builders Inc., which is based on Baltimore Avenue in downtown Hyattsville, is being paid $2.84 million to build the grandstands for President Obama’s second inauguration, according to the Washington Business Journal.
Though the inauguration is a federal event, the vendors are selected by the District of Columbia. The grandstands are more than 40 percent of the total cost of services so far.
According to its website, Associated Builders has been the general contractor for the presidential reviewing stand and media stand for the past 10 consecutive presidential inaugurations. (That would be Nixon’s second inauguration, by our count, since Ford was sworn-in in the East Room of the White House.)
The company has some neat photos of its work on its website.
Correction: As reader Susie Cambria points out below, the federal government reimburses the District for the costs of inauguration. The post has been corrected.