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Fluor Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary
Fluor Offices Worldwide Kick Off Centennial with a View toward the Next 100 Years
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IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) marked the 100th anniversary of the company’s founding in 1912. In the 1880s, John Simon Fluor Sr., emigrated from Switzerland and came to the United States as a young man to pursue a dream. 100 years later, Fluor encompasses some 45,000 employees executing tough, complex and challenging projects on six continents.
“I doubt when Si Fluor came to this country all those years ago that he had any inkling of what his dream would become,” said David Seaton, Fluor’s chairman and chief executive officer. “When he came to the U.S., he was equipped only with the skilled hands of a guild trained craftsman, his know how and a passion to build. He used all of those traits to forge his new venture.”
“Today, Fluor’s global workforce is proud to partner with many of the world’s best known and largest industrial enterprises helping them realize their capital projects that increase the quality of life and living standards,” continued Seaton. “While the tools we use and the projects we execute have changed considerably over the last ten decades, the passion to build of our employees has only increased.”
As part of the 100th anniversary celebration, Fluor held a global employee event over the weekend at 14 locations around the globe. This event was satellite broadcast on Saturday, April 21, from the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, to locations on six continents. The one-night event brought together approximately 20,000 employees, the most ever in the company’s history.
This weekend’s kickoff event was celebrated simultaneously with North America office personnel from Dallas; Southern California; Greenville, S.C.; Houston; Vancouver and Calgary. Europe-based offices from Farnborough, England and Haarlem, Netherlands participated as well as employees in Johannesburg, South Africa; Perth, Australia; Santiago, Chile; New Delhi, India; Manila, Philippines; and Shanghai, China.
About Fluor Corporation
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) designs, builds and maintains many of the world's most challenging and complex projects. Founded in 1912, John Simon Fluor Sr. started the company with a modest investment of $100. Since those humble beginnings, the company has grown into one of the largest engineering & construction companies in the world. Fluor is celebrating its 100th anniversary during 2012.
Today, through its global network of offices on six continents, the company provides comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance and project management. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor is a FORTUNE 200 company and had revenue of $23.4 billion in 2011. For more information, visit www.fluor100.com and www.fluor.com.
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