A local construction company in Galveston, Texas is preparing to start construction on a portion of the border wall at the beginning of next month. According to a press release from the Department of Defense (D0D), SLS Company (SLSCO) won a DoD contract valued at $166,835,700 in December for the design and construction of the Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) new “border infrastructure” program. Although CBP is part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and not the DoD, the Army Corps of Engineers is handling the contract.

Although SLSCO is based in Texas, the DoD says the work will be performed in “Tecate, California; San Diego, California; and Calexico, California.” SLSCO also won a similar contract valued at $145 million for similar work in McAllen, Texas in November of last year according to one report from NBC San Diego. McAllen sits on the north bank of the Rio Grande river, opposite the Mexican city of Reynosa.

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If the two back-to-back contract awards are any indication, SLSCO might be poised to win additional contracts if President Trump can convince congressional Democrats to give up the estimated $5.7 billion needed to complete the entire southern border wall. SLSCO has a national footprint, with offices in Texas, Louisiana, New York, South Carolina, and outside of the U.S. in the Caribbean, according to the firm’s website. At the present time, SLSCO is privately held.