83R4235 BPG-D
  By: Harper-Brown H.R. No. 205
         WHEREAS, A successful Texas-based company, Fluor
  Corporation, marked a special milestone in its rich history on
  April 21, 2012, with the observance of its 100th anniversary; and
         WHEREAS, Founded as Fluor Construction Company in Santa Ana,
  California, in 1912, the business soon became well known for its
  outstanding performance of precise engineering and construction in
  the emerging petroleum industry; and
         WHEREAS, In the decades that followed, Fluor took on work
  throughout the United States and in locations around the globe and
  expanded its focus to include the power, chemical, mining, and
  metals industries; in all of its initiatives, Fluor has
  demonstrated an exceptional talent for innovation, and it has
  pioneered a series of technological breakthroughs from the 1920s to
  the present; and
         WHEREAS, Today, this Fortune 500 company is one of the
  largest publicly traded firms in the world involved in engineering,
  procurement, construction, maintenance, and project management,
  employing more than 40,000 people on six continents; in addition to
  its longtime areas of operation, Fluor does business in government
  services, life sciences, manufacturing, renewable energy,
  telecommunications, and transportation infrastructure, among other
  fields; and
         WHEREAS, Since 2006, the corporation's global headquarters
  has been located in Irving, and Fluor also maintains offices in
  Dallas, Austin, and Sugar Land; by furthering economic prosperity
  as well as enhancing our state's reputation for technological
  advancement, Fluor has earned an important place in the Texas
  business community, and it is a pleasure to recognize the company on
  its centennial; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate the 100th anniversary of Fluor
  Corporation and extend sincere best wishes for continued success to
  the company's management and staff; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the company as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.