ND - Border Wall
Doug Barrett | Sep 1, 2017 AT 7:54 am
A North Dakota company is among those selected by U-S Customs and Border Protection to develop a prototype for construction of the controversial border wall between the U-S and Mexico. Dickinson-based Fisher Sand and Gravel is among four companies vying for the job. The 18 to 30 foot concrete wall is intended to deter illegal crossings along the southern border.
Congressman Kevin Cramer says he wasn’t surprised by the announcement after seeing the company's presentation.
Fisher industries was started in 1952. The U-S border with Mexico is around two-thousand miles long. Estimates on the cost range from 12 to over 20 billion dollars.
The companies selected to construct concrete border wall prototypes are:
Caddell Construction Co., LLC
Fisher Sand & Gravel Co., DBA Fisher Industries
Texas Sterling Construction Co.
W. G. Yates
& Sons Construction Company