Sept 1, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday afternoon U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the first four contractors that will build border wall prototypes in San Diego.
Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello addressed a room full of reporters on Thursday afternoon in Washington D.C. to make the announcement on the progress on border wall prototype construction.
Construction is now scheduled to begin in the fall, although CBP will be discussing the timeline with vendors.
Four contractors have been granted agreements to construct concrete border wall prototypes:
- Caddell Construction Co. (DE), LLC of Montgomery, AL
- Fisher Sand & Gravel Co., DBA Fisher Industries of Tempe, AZ
- Texas Sterling Construction Co. of Houston, TX
- W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company of Philadelphia, MS
The prototypes will feature characteristics such as reinforced concrete and heights between 18 and 30 feet. They have been “designed to deter illegal crossings in the area in which they are constructed,” according to a CBP press release.
CBP rolls out announcement of 4 concrete border wall prototype contractors and images of projected urban and rural border enforcement areas pic.twitter.com/Xy0mkOR4BZ
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“The concrete border wall prototypes will allow CBP to evaluate the potential for new wall and barrier designs that could complement the wall and barrier designs we have used along the border over the last several years,” according the a CBP release on wall prototype construction. “As the border security environment continues to evolve, CBP will continually refresh its own inventory of tools to meet that evolution.”
This article was posted: Friday, September 1, 2017 at 5:31 am