Fluor’s ultimate customers were the communities and people of Louisiana, whose lives were disrupted and forever changed when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged the region. To revitalize the local community, Fluor purchased materials and supplies from vendors throughout the Gulf Coast region. Using local businesses, Fluor injected more than $360 million into Louisiana’s economy. Fluor provided employment opportunities and career development for 5,000 local residents.
The Katrina and Rita Hurricanes Recovery effort was executed with an exemplary safety record, reaching 9 million safe work hours in only 14 months with no lost workdays. This was a remarkable feat considering that an overwhelming majority of the workforce, which peaked at 4,500 personnel, was new to Fluor’s safety culture, worked on more than 40,000 individual sites, and accumulated more than 67 million miles of driving across the 39,000 square-miles of Louisiana.