Sand and gravel company willing to build border wall for $12B

By |  January 8, 2018

Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. told the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that it is willing to build the 700-mile continuous Trump wall from the Pacific Ocean in California through western Texas in a six-year period for $12.2 billion, reports the Washington Examiner.

Fisher Sand & Gravel was one of the companies chosen in 2017 to build wall prototypes near the San Diego border.

According to the Washington Examiner, Tommy Fisher, president of Fisher Sand & Gravel, has a plan to attain all project materials, manpower and a warranty for the wall.

In regard to the wall prototype, Fisher says his company is the only one that offered the Trump administration a comprehensive plan to build the wall, rather than just a 30-ft. physical example of what the barrier should look like, the Washington Examiner adds.

“We’re not advocating for a hodgepodge type of border system,” Fisher says, referring to comments from DHS about using technology and sensors at select parts of the border instead of a wall.

The company has already secured construction partners with Caterpillar, CMC rebar and the Arizona Portland Cement Co. Liberty Mutual Insurance has also offered two bonds – at $10.8 billion and $1.3 billion – to fund the project.

According to the Washington Examiner, Fisher says his company’s cast-in-form process will meet DHS expectations and last for 150 years. In addition, he says that once the materials preparation process is finished, builders would be able to construct one mile of wall per day.

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