Founded in 1912 as Fluor Construction Company, Fluor Corporation is one of the largest publicly owned engineering, construction and project management companies in the world. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, it is a FORTUNE 500 company. The company maintains a network of offices in more than 25 countries in over five continents. Fluor Corporation serves clients in the health care, life sciences, manufacturing, microelectronics, mining, power, telecommunications, transportation, renewable energy, oil and gas, and chemical and petrochemical industries. It offers management and construction solutions for telecommunication systems, research laboratories, and biotechnology and highway and rail transportation projects. The company also provides consulting and design-build services for facilities, refineries and pipelines, as well as retrofit and plant-betterment services. Additionally, its procurement organization offers procurement resources, market knowledge, project saving, logistics, and material and contract management services. With a location in Dallas, Fluor Corporation has a staff of nearly 40,000 employees.