Fisher Sand & Gravel offers to step up on border wall

By |  March 11, 2019
Tommy Fisher, the president and CEO of Fisher Sand & Gravel who’s pictured at the 2019 Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, is confident his company can handle President Trump’s border wall project more efficiently. Photo by PamElla Lee Photography

Tommy Fisher, the president and CEO of Fisher Sand & Gravel who’s pictured here at the 2019 Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, is confident his company can handle President Trump’s border wall project more cost efficiently. Photo by PamElla Lee Photography

President Trump has struggled this year to procure funding for his promised border wall separating the United States and Mexico. But Tommy Fisher, the president and CEO of Fisher Sand & Gravel, has a solution to help bring part of the president’s vision to life.

Fisher told the Washington Examiner that the government plans to pay too much for the wall and that his company can build 234 miles of wall, plus provide roads and border tech, for a fraction of the price.

“Our whole point is to break through the government bureaucracy,” Fisher tells the Washington Examiner. “If they do the small procurements as they are now… that’s not going to cut it.”

According to the Washington Examiner, the president hopes to put about $8 billion toward the wall. He has secured about $1.375 billion of the $8 billion from Congress, but Fisher suggests his company can give the president what he wants for $4.31 billion.

Still, how the president can spend that $1.375 billion is a bit complicated. The Washington Examiner reports that the $1.375 billion from Congress can only be used for fencing in the Rio Grande Valley. The president wants to repurpose another $3.1 billion in defense funding for border wall, plus $3.6 billion his national emergency declaration, the weekly magazine reports.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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