Fluor Corporation

Fluor Corporation

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Fluor Corporation is a publicly owned engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance services organization. Fluor is headquartered in the Las Colinas area of Irving, Texas. The company employs more than 41,000 international employees and maintains offices in over 25 countries. Fluor is a Fortune 500 and a S&P 500 company.

History

The business was originally established by John Simon Fluor, a Swiss immigrant, in 1890 at Oshkosh, WI as the Fluor Brothers Construction Company. In 1922 it was awarded a contract to build a natural gasoline plant for Richfield Oil so establishing its credentials in the construction of oil and gas facilities. In 1932 it was awarded its first major refinery contract for Shell Oil at Wood River. It went on to secure its first major overseas contract for Aramco in Saudi Arabia in 1947.

Then in 1955 it was contracted to undertake work for the US Air Force for work at the Dhahran Air Base in Saudi Arabia. It started offshore operations in 1967 and built its first hydrocracker plant in 1968 for the American Oil Company in Texas City.

In 1977 it acquired Daniel International Corporation and subsequently adopted the name Fluor Daniel for its main operating subsidiary.

In 1981 it...
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