Three Local Companies Sign Up for Border Wall Contracts

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WESLACO - The government reported interest from builders and designers for the proposed border wall is high.

For this reason, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is expanding the opportunity for contractors to propose wall designs.

The government said they are dividing up requests for proposals. One request will be for concrete structures and another request will be for designs.

Three Rio Grande Valley contractors out of the more than 600 companies signed up for future contracts.

It includes Florida-based Anderson Columbia Company, whose field office is located in Weslaco. The company advertises itself as one of the largest construction firms in the Southeast.

McAllen Security Service Systems, based in a former broadcast building in McAllen, is involved in industrial security. The named contractor for the company is involved in technology like closed-circuit televisions and alarmed systems.

Sela Construction, based out of a home in a neighborhood in McAllen, has been involved in the construction of local restaurant and gyms.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS reached out to each of the contractors to know more about their business. None of them were interested in talking about it.

Count on CHANNEL 5 NEWS to follow the process as it continues. 

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