Bechtel Efforts House 80,000 Hurricane Victims in Mississippi

06 January 2007 Jackson, Mississippi

Bechtel Efforts House 80,000 Hurricane Victims in Mississippi


"This is a significant accomplishment on behalf of the people of Mississippi," said Paul Divjak, BNI's program manager. "Although we have now housed more than the combined populations of Biloxi and Pascagoula, we are working hard to assist those still in need."

Bechtel's work for FEMA's disaster relief program has employed more than 2,000 people, mostly from Mississippi and other Gulf states. To date, 63 percent of Bechtel's subcontracts and purchase orders have been awarded to firms in the Gulf region. Over 80 percent of all Bechtel subcontracts have been awarded to small businesses.

Based in Frederick, Maryland, Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI) is a leading provider of services to the U.S. government. BNI specializes in large, complex projects in such areas as defense, space, energy, security, and the environment. BNI is part of San Francisco-based Bechtel Corporation, one of the world's premier engineering, construction, and project management companies. 

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