Bechtel Helps House Nearly 100,000 Hurricane Victims in Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi - February 24, 2006 Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI) has now installed more than 35,000 temporary housing units for Mississippi residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The effort by BNI, under contract to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has set a record for speed in housing people after a U.S. disaster, say federal and state officials. 

"We are pleased to have helped FEMA house so many Mississippians," said Paul Divjak, BNI's program manager. "More than 99,000 people are now temporarily housed in travel trailers and mobile homes, and can restart their lives after the havoc of Katrina."

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.