SRS, Vogtle contractor earns distinction on World’s Most Admired Companies List

For the sixth consecutive year, an international engineering and construction company with a heavy regional footprint claimed its spot atop the FORTUNE magazine World’s Most Admired Companies list.

 

Fluor, Corp. has been given the top designation among engineering and construction companies in what its press release called a “definitive report card on corporate reputations.”

“To be recognized as a World’s Most Admired Company and first in our sector for six straight years is a tremendous honor and a testament to our 60,000 employees who work hard every day to make a difference in some of the most extreme conditions and locations all over the globe,” Fluor Chairman and CEO David Seaton said in the release.

Fluor is the leading company in the partnership group that makes up Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the management and operations contractor at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site near Aiken .

The announcement comes in the midst of Energy Department preparations to open its request for proposals for the next management and operations contract at SRS. In October , the Energy Department held two days of meetings to gather input from industry and community leaders about the needs of the future contract.

Fluor is also managing construction crews as a subcontract company to Westinghouse at both Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro and the VC Summer nuclear plant near Jenkinsville, SC. Those are the only two new nuclear construction sites in the nation.

Fluor was announced as a contractor at the facilities in 2015, before Westinghouse and parent company Toshiba hit financial turbulence and pulled out of future American nuclear construction.

Part of the list’s distinction comes from its community nature. FORTUNE collaborates with with a global consulting firm to question thousands of executives, directors and analysts. Companies are measured against nine criteria including investment value, social responsibility and quality of management.

In October , it was reported that Fluor Enterprises, Inc., a Fluor subsidiary, purchased a Colonial Revival manor on Milledge Road near Augusta Country Club. Not only does the company have property and project connections to the region, but Seaton is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

Fluor Corp. employs about 60,000 people worldwide and will be featured in FORTUNE’s March issue when the full list is published.

Reach Thomas Gardiner at (706) 823-3339 or thomas.gardiner@augustachronicle.com.

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