Fisher Sand & Gravel awarded border wall contract

By |  December 4, 2019

Fisher Sand & GravelFisher Sand & Gravel, a North Dakota-based aggregate producer, was chosen by the Department of Defense (DOD) for a $400 million contract to build part of President Trump’s barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to the DOD, the contract is to “design-build border infrastructure along the southern perimeter of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge” in Yuma County, Arizona, with an estimated contract completion date of Dec. 30, 2020.

According to Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), Fisher will build about 31 miles of barrier along the southern border.

“I am glad to see more progress being made to secure the southern border, and I am grateful to see a good North Dakota company like Fisher Industries getting some of the work,” Cramer says. “I know they will do very well, performing high-quality work at a good bargain, all for the security of the United States.”

Fisher is currently building about three miles of barrier on the southern border for We Build The Wall, a private group supporting Trump’s plan for barrier construction on the southern border.

Fisher Sand & Gravel founder Gene Fisher was posthumously inducted into the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame in February. Gene’s son, Tommy Fisher, president and CEO of Fisher Industries, accepted the award on his father’s behalf.

Information for this article courtesy of The Washington Post and CNN.

Zach Mentz

About the Author:

Zach Mentz is the managing editor for both Pit & Quarry and Portable Plants magazines. Zach is a graduate of the Tim Russert Department of Communications at John Carroll University. His previous experience also includes time spent in the Cleveland Indians communications department.

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