A Mexican cement company has offered up its services to help President-elect Donald Trump make good on his promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” on the border between the United States and Mexico.
The company, Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, is one of the biggest construction materials companies in Mexico, with about 70% of their sales coming from the United States. They also have 3 plants located in the United States.
Chief Executive Officer of GCC Enrique Escalante told reporters, “We’re an important producer in that area and we have to respect our clients on both sides of the border.” He also said that his company would benefit from Trump’s plan to invest in infrastructure and energy.
“For the business we’re in, Trump is a candidate that does favor the industry quite a bit,” Escalante added.
Trump campaigned on building a giant wall along the 2,000 mile border of the United States and Mexico to keep illegal immigrants from crossing into the country. During the campaign, he came under fire for his comments about illegal aliens.
“They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists,” Trump said when he first announced his bid for the presidency.
“Some, I assume, are good people,” he added.
Reuters reports that GCC company shares are trading at their highest levels since 2008.