In the US, Fluor has been awarded a contract for the new King's Hawaiian Harbor Gateway facility in Los Angeles. Fluor's scope of services includes engineering, procurement, facility construction, equipment installation and start-up for the multi-million dollar bakery. The contract was booked in the second quarter of 2002.
Since 1950, King's Hawaiian has been a family-owned business that produces a range of speciality bakery products. Needed to accommodate the company's growing distribution needs, the manufacturing facility will be located on a six-acre property and will include new state-of-the-art automated baking and packaging lines. The 148,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed in summer 2003.
"Fluor was selected based on their extensive bakery production and food packaging expertise and ability to successfully deliver this critical project," said Mark Taira, CEO of King's Hawaiian. "Another reason Fluor was selected was the close proximity of Fluor headquarters in Aliso Viejo."
"This project is a good example of work-sharing resources and expertise between Fluor offices in Greenville, South Carolina, and Aliso Viejo, California," said Ken Smith, a president within Fluor's Industrial & Infrastructure Group. "The Greenville office is providing food and bakery technology expertise and augmenting this with engineering and construction from Aliso Viejo. We are delighted to support this important King's Hawaiian bakery investment which, when complete, will be one of the most technically advanced bakeries in the country."
Fluor Corporation provides services on a global basis in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, operations, maintenance and project management. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, Fluor is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of $9 billion in fiscal year 2001.