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Bechtel Receives Business Leader Award

  • 27 June 2016
    RESTON, Virginia
  • Americas, Awards, Industry Leadership , Press Release

Bechtel, a leading global engineering, procurement and construction company, today announced that it has received the 2016 Large Business of the Year award from the Greater Reston (VA) Chamber of Commerce. The Awards for Chamber Excellence (ACE) were given to Bechtel and nine other winners at the Chamber’s annual meeting. 

“We take an active role in the communities in which we live and work,” said Charlene Wheeless, Bechtel’s head of global corporate affairs. “This is how we have worked throughout our 118-year history.” Bechtel located the company’s corporate operations headquarters in Reston in 2012. “We immediately set out to become a part of the fabric of this community, and we are delighted our involvement has been recognized by a leading business organization in Northern Virginia.”

According to Mark Ingrao, president and CEO of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Bechtel was selected as the Large Business of the Year by demonstrating excellence, industry innovation, and Chamber support over the past year. “The Chamber highly values Bechtel’s participating in the community,” he added. 

Earlier this year, Bechtel received the 2016 Best of Reston Community Service Corporate Business Leader Award, which recognized the company and its nearly 1,000 Reston-based employees for making a difference in the community. Bechtel employee volunteers have been involved with Reston area schools, participated in the Reston Chamber’s “Ethics Day” program for high school seniors, and supported local non-profit, community-based human services organizations.

View the entire list of winners here.

About Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce 
Since 1982, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce has been the catalyst for business growth and entrepreneurship by providing quality programs, education, connections and advocacy for our 670+ members and organizations in the Dulles Corridor/Western Fairfax. Learn more at 

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Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.  

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