Long time booster of Gonzaga building part of Mexico wall
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A long-time booster of Gonzaga University leads a major construction company that’s helping build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Timothy Barnard, who has served on Gonzaga’s board of trustees since 2000, is the founder of Bozeman, Montana-based Barnard Construction Co.
The Spokesman-Review reports that the company recently signed a $73 million contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to replace a vehicle barrier in southern New Mexico with a wall measuring 18 to 30 feet tall.
The wall, consisting of narrowly spaced vertical steel posts, will span a 20-mile section of the border west of New Mexico’s Santa Teresa port of entry. It should be completed by March.
Barnard Construction has built dams, reservoirs, tunnels, pipelines and hydroelectric facilities across the country.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com