When working with the US government in any capacity (of course, I’m speaking about the vast majority of companies who do not have lobbyists in the Swamp) there is a known element of toeing the line and doing everything “according to spec and by the book” if you’re going to get paid. As anyone who has ever contracted for the government will attest, there are multiple inspections where government officials will arrive on the work site to approve or disapprove of the work in progress. This may happen once or a dozen times, depending on the office involved and the specificity of the work.
That being said, it’s very important for contractors to get everything right. The bosses and owners of such outfits labor through many sleepless nights (believe me) to ensure that the personnel in the company are properly trained and understand how important it is to do it right the first time. Government officials, when contracting work, are all about time-tables and goals.
The Trump administration has declared that the first prototypes of the Border Wall will begin construction as early as next week. And the winners of the opening bids (four of them) will now compete on which design will be the best!
The construction of President Donald Trump’s promised prototype border wall began on Tuesday. Six companies that won the competitive bidding process will begin testing various types of walls.
The companies will begin building eight test sections of wall on Tuesday, Fox News Insider reported.
“Today is the day the dirt actually moves,” Fox’s Adam Housley reported from the area. He said it will take about a week or two before anything significant is constructed.
Just a few weeks ago, the finalists were announced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Breitbart News’ Michelle Moons reported in August.
The companies selected to build the eight prototypes were:
Caddell Construction Co. (DE), LLC of Montgomery, AL
Fisher Sand & Gravel Co., DBA Fisher Industries of Tempe, AZ
Texas Sterling Construction Co. of Houston, TX
W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company of Philadelphia, MS
“The concrete border wall prototypes will allow CBP to evaluate the potential for new wall and barrier designs that could complement the wall and barrier designs we have used along the border over the last several years,” CBP officials stated. “As the border security environment continues to evolve, CBP will continually refresh its own inventory of tools to meet that evolution.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection and San Diego Sheriff’s Department vehicles could be seen driving in the area on Monday in advance of the construction startup.
One of the most ingenious designs will be tested out in California, starting San Diego, where drug and human trafficking is the worst on our southern border. With an illegal alien incarceration rate higher than any other place in the country, this sanctuary city has set itself up for disaster. Murders, rapes and assaults by illegals in this particular area are horrendous and the city officials really only have themselves to blame. Recently, San Diego’s local authorities initiated a lawsuit against both the Department of Justice and the Trump administration for its loosening of EPA restrictions on land development in anticipation of the Border Wall construction.
If things go well, the many hundreds of thousands of unemployed men and women in this country who could be put to work on the construction of the Wall would be a tremendous boost for the economy of the US. Perhaps that is the exact reason why both the Party of the Jackass and the endangered Swamp RINOs in Congress are so opposed to getting this thing underway.