Bechtel history, profile and history video

 Founded in 1898, Bechtel is a global engineering, construction and project management company. The company works on projects that range from civil infrastructure, power, telecommunications and government services. Notable projects include the Hoover Dam, the Channel Tunnel and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Four generations of family members have run the company that Warren Bechtel founded. Headquartered in San Francisco, Bechtel employs 53,000 people in nearly 50 countries.”

Bechtel History

Bechtel has always functioned as a family-owned company. Its founder, Warren A. Bechtel, started as an employee of the burgeoning United States railroad industry in 1898 after his Oklahoma cattle ranch failed. Over the next 20 years, he built up a sizable contracting business that specialized in railroad and highway building. After building the Hoover Dam in the 1930s, the company was a major contractor during World War II building Liberty ships under the leadership of Stephen David Bechtel, Sr., the founder’s son. After the War the Company continued to expand in the energy sector completing projects such as the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System in the 1970s when George Shultz was CEO.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Wikipedia.org

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