A US engineering and construction firm that does maintenance and repairs of the US-Mexico border fence in Arizona.
KBR Inc is an engineering and construction company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Formerly a subsidiary of Halliburton named Kellogg Brown & Root, KBR has a long history of building large-scale projects for the U.S. military, including warships and bases, such as the notorious naval base in Guantanamo, Cuba. KBR also had contracts worth several hundred million dollars for U.S. government construction projects in Iraq and Afghanistan. As of 2020, the company had 29,000 employees across 40 countries and a $5.77 billion revenue.
Since 2011, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has contracted KBR to repair and maintain portions of the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, including fences, gates, roads, bridges, and lighting and electrical systems. The initial 2011 contract was for 4 years, and KBR was awarded another contract in 2016 to complete unfinished work from the first contract.
In 2017, CBP awarded KBR another border construction contract, bringing the company’s total earnings from these projects to $64 million. KBR’s last contracts for border construction ended in 2019.