After the Government Accountability Office dismissed protests from companies that had not made the list of finalists, the Trump Administration has chosen four companies to build concrete prototypes of the United States/Mexico border wall. Each of the four contracts is worth between $400,000 and $500,000, according to Ronald Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The four companies chosen are Caddell Construction of Montgomery, AL; Fisher Sand & Gravel/DBA Fisher Industries of Tempe, AZ; Texas Sterling Construction in Houston; and W.G. Yates & Sons Construction in Philadelphia, MS.
Construction of the concrete prototypes is expected to begin in two weeks and should be completed within 30 days after breaking ground. The prototypes will be 30 feet long and up to 30 feet high. Officials will consider aesthetics and anti-climb features.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection expects to award up to four more contracts for non-concrete prototypes next week.