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January 7, 2010
PORTLAND — General contractors in the Portland-metro area are predicting a gloomy 2010, with tight credit, smaller workloads and hardly any private-sector commercial deals.
Bryan Ward is one such pessimist. The president of Skyward Construction in Ridgefield, Clark County, Ward said his firm has a backlog of roughly $5 million worth of contracts, compared to the nearly $20 million it had a year ago.
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