Mexican Company Wants to Give Light to Border Wall
Hundreds of companies have expressed interest in helping build U.S. President Donald Trump's southern border wall. However, only one of them is from Mexico.
Around 640 companies, mostly from the United States, have registered with the U.S. to design and build the wall. Among them are also companies from Spain, Germany, South Africa, Britain, Ireland, Puerto Rico and Canada.
The only company from Mexico is Ecovelocity. Located in Puebla, near Mexico City, the company sells cheap industrial LED lights. Theodore Atalla is the owner. He is a Greek-Egyptian native who has lived in Mexico for nearly 20 years.
Atalla said his lights, mostly imported from China, are cheaper than his competitors. He wants to provide lights for the wall that many people in Mexico hate.
"It would only be on the Mexican side because I don't think we would be allowed to work on the other side," Atalla said in an interview. "They said they only wanted American products."
Two other Mexican companies told Reuters that they are willing to work on the project.
Mexico's Cemex is one of the world's largest cement producers. It is willing to provide quotes to supply materials for the wall. And its competitor, Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, has also said they might be willing to work on the project.
Both companies have a history of projects in the United States.
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1.border wall 边界墙
Why is he coming, after he ordered the construction of the border wall?
2.working on 致力于
While I was working on my letter the telephone rang.
3.Located in 位于
The country is located in the northern part of europe.
4.Hundreds of 几百上千
Hundreds of office buildings and homes developed large cracks in walls and ceilings.
1.Hundreds of companies have expressed interest in helping build U.S. President Donald Trump's southern border wall. However, only one of them is from Mexico.
have interest in 对...有兴趣
China was devoted to economic construction, so did not have interest in civil turmoil.
What other languages do you have interest in, French, Japanese, Korean?
2."It would only be on the Mexican side because I don't think we would be allowed to work on the other side," Atalla said in an interview. "
on the other side 另一方面
She turned over on her stomach on the other side of the bed.
The men scaled a wall and climbed down scaffolding on the other side.
数百家企业表示，有兴趣帮助美国总统特朗普修建南部边界墙 。其中还有一家墨西哥公司 。
在约640家企业中，大部分都是美国企业，他们在美国进行了边界墙设计和修建的相关登记 。 此外还包括西班牙、德国、南非、英国、爱尔兰、波多黎各和加拿大等公司 。
Ecovelocity是唯一一家墨西哥企业 。该公司位于墨西哥市附近的普埃布拉，主要销售廉价的工业LED灯 。西奥多.阿塔拉（Theodore Atalla）是该企业负责人 。这位希腊裔埃及人在墨西哥已经生活了近20年 。
阿塔拉表示，他们公司销售的灯具大多从中国进口，价格低于其他竞争对手 。他想为多数墨西哥人所憎恨的边境墙提供照明设备 。
阿塔拉在一次采访中表示“我们应该只是为墨西哥这面墙提供灯具，因为美国应该是不会允许我们在那一侧施工的 。”“他们只想使用美国生产的产品 。”
墨西哥的西麦斯（Cemex）公司是全球最大的水泥生产商之一 。该企业表示愿意提供报价，为修建边界墙提供建筑材料 。 而西麦斯的竞争对手Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua公司也宣称，他们想参与这项工程 。