- A Dodge County construction company is the lone Wisconsin firm
bidding on the federal governmentís call for designing and
building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Michels Corp. is answering the governmentís early call for bids to
build a wall spanning the roughly 2,000-mile border with Mexico.
to the Federal Business Opportunities website, about 265 firms had
responded to the U.S. Customs and Border Protectionís
pre-solicitation for bids to build the wall as of Wednesday.
Corp. chief legal counsel David Stegeman declined to comment on the
companyís interest in the project.
Government Accountability Office estimates it would cost on average
$6.5 million a mile for a fence to keep out people who try to enter
on foot and $1.8 million a mile for vehicle barriers.