California says $2.2 billion industrial scaffolding project will create about 200 jobs

SAN DIEGO — California has committed $2 billion to build a commercial scaffold project for industrial-grade construction that will create more than 200 construction jobs, the state’s Economic Development Corp. announced Thursday.

The company behind the project, California Industrial and Commercial Solutions, is one of two large California-based construction firms vying for $2 million to $3 million from the federal Government Assistance Program to build the first commercial scaffolds in the state.

The other is construction firm Kiewit Construction.

The construction project will be the largest construction project in the U.S. and the third of its kind in the United States.

The first was the $1.5 billion construction of a $10.7 billion, state-of-the-art $1 trillion megaproject to replace Interstate 880 in San Diego.