A Fluor Corp. subsidiary will pay $4 million to settle allegations that workers filed false claims and received kickbacks related to the company’s contract at the Dept. of Energy’s Hanford nuclear site in Washington state, the Justice Dept. said. Related Links: Justice Dept. press release In announcing the settlement on June 17, the department said that from 2003 to 2008, three Fluor Hanford Inc. material coordinators “made hundreds of fraudulent purchases using government purchase cards, using their positions and exploiting weaknesses in Fluor’s internal control system to funnel DOE funds to themselves.”Fluor spokesman Keith Stephens says, “Fluor settled with the
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.