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. 

About Bechtel

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.  

Bechtel serves the Energy; Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.

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