What does the company Fluor

Fluor Corporation
Corporate form Corporation
Company headquarters Irving, Texas
Branch Petroleum, natural gas, chemicals
Website http://www.fluor.com/

Fluor Corporation is an international company from the United States headquartered in Irving, Texas. The company is listed in the S&P 500. The company employs around 30,000 people worldwide and the company has locations in more than 25 countries.

The company operates in the petroleum, natural gas, chemistry, biotechnology, microelectronics, mining, nuclear decommissioning, electrical power, telecommunications and transportation sectors. The focus of the company is on the mineral oil industry.

In Fortune Magazine 2006, the company is listed at number four out of ten in the most admired American companies ("America's Most Admired Companies").

Company history

The company was founded in Oshikosh, Wisconsin in 1890 under the name Rudolph Fluor & Brothers. In 1924 the company name changed to Fluor Brothers Construction Company. In the 20s of the 20th century the company gained experience in the oil and natural gas market and in the following years became a major provider in the construction of oil refineries.

In the 1940s, the company built refineries in Canada, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia and began building nuclear power plants after World War II and building for the US Air Force at the Dhahran Air Force Base.

In the 1960s, the company built oil refineries in South Korea and specialized in the offshore sector. In the following decade, Fluor Corporation acquired Daniel International Corporation and changed the company name to Fluor Daniel. In the 1990s, ADP and Marshall Contractors were acquired.

Category: Oil Companies