DHS Announces Vendors to Build Prototypes for Border Wall
Remember all the people who said the wall is never happening? It's so happening. At least it looks like it's happening on August 31st. Department of Homeland Security just announced they're now working with multiple companies to get a lineup of different prototypes ready.
Things are moving slowly, but steadily, like a feminist making a beeline for her third helping at the local All You Can Eat.
The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday the winners of a contest to build prototypes for sections of President Trump's proposed border wall.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald D. Vitiello said four companies were chosen to build the prototypes, which are planned to be built in the San Diego area.
The prototypes will be built out of concrete, 18 to 30 feet high and 30 feet long. Vitiello said they would each cost between "just under $400,000 and just under $5,000,000." He added that four additional prototypes made of "alternative materials" will be announced next week.
The companies selected for prototype construction were Caddell Construction Co. of Montgomery, Ala.; Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. of Tempe, Ariz.; Texas Sterling Construction Co. of Houston; and W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company of Philadelphia, Mo.
Firstly, congratulations to these four companies for making major bank while serving the United States of America. Must feel good.
Secondly, it's about time. Anyone who is a regular reader of LwC knows well the reasons why we've been sorely in need of a border wall. It's not just because we have a wall fetish. With plenty of stab-happy, illegal criminals running around, we need the uppage in national security for the sake of our safety and economy (see Illegal Immigrant Commits Multiple Rapes. Authorities Can't Charge Him... and Of Course! Illegals in Los Angeles Received $1.3 Billion in Welfare).
Fortunately for us, President Trump is determined to grace us with a solution of wallish nature. Let the building commence.