Two Arizona companies awarded contracts to build border wall prototypes

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Two companies with ties to Arizona have been awarded contracts to build border wall prototypes in San Diego.

Building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico became a focal point of President Donald Trump's campaign.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the first wave of contracts at the end of August.

The Arizona vendors awarded contracts include Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. out of Tempe, and KWR Construction out of Sierra Vista. 

Below is a statement from the president of Fisher Sand & Gravel Thomas Fisher:

We are extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this important project.

According to a release from the company, Fisher Sand & Gravel Company has headquarters in North Dakota with operations in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California.

Four contractors will build concrete wall prototypes that are 30 feet high, and the other four will use other materials. 

The prototypes will cost a total of $3.6 million.

Construction is expected to begin this fall, but it has been delayed several times.


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