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Fluor-B&W Thanked for $50,000 Grant to Help Create Jobs in Southern Ohio

PIKETON, Ohio – June 6, 2013 – Fluor-B&W Portsmouth received special thanks at a Scioto County open house May 22 that celebrated construction progress on a long-awaited $13 million steel plant in the Village of New Boston, Ohio. Fluor-B&W contributed $50,000 to the Infra-Metals project.

“This project is the culmination of years of hard work and visionary leaders in Scioto County,” said Bob Nichols, Deputy Project Director for Fluor-B&W and chairman of the steering group that awarded the grant. “We are proud and honored to have played a role in helping these dreams become reality.”

Shown at the May 22 open house at Infra-Metals in New Boston are, from left, Oak Williams, Infra-Metals Co. General Manager; Jim Morgan, Fluor-B&W Community Commitment Fund Steering Group vice-chairman; Mike Dean, Infra-Metals Regional Vice President, Operations, Northern Division; Tim Poe, Fluor-B&W Steering Group member representing B&W; Don Hadsell (J&H Erectors).

Infra-Metals is owned by publicly traded Alliance Steel, the largest distributor of metals in North America and second largest in the world. The Fluor-B&W Opportunity Fund grant went to the Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) to help offset costs associated with preparing the industrial site for SOPA, which sold the land along the Ohio River to Infra-Metals late last year.

The grant is part of Fluor-B&W’s economic development initiatives of the company’s Community Commitment Plan for the four-county region (Pike, Scioto, Jackson and Ross) surrounding the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.

“The Southern Ohio Port Authority very much appreciates the investment by Fluor-B&W in our county,” said Todd Book, chairman of the SOPA board and interim Economic Development Director for Scioto County.

“SOPA is committed to creating jobs in southern Ohio,” Book said. “We are looking forward to providing additional opportunities for our community and working with solid partners like Fluor-B&W on future projects.”

Former Scioto County Economic Development Director Steve Wells, who retired in December, was instrumental in securing the Fluor-B&W grant for the project.

Scheduled to open later this year, Infra-Metals expects to hire up to 65 full-time employees within the next five years.

Fluor-B&W is the decontamination and decommissioning contractor for the DOE site of former uranium enrichment operations in Piketon. The company is meeting its community commitment to strengthen and support the four-county region in the areas of economic development, regional purchasing, educational outreach and charitable giving.

Crew members at the Infra-metals site take a break from their busy work at the growing New Boston facility during ceremonies May 22 celebrating their progress. Infra-Metals is owned by publicly traded Alliance Steel, the largest distributor of metals in North America and second largest in the world. Fluor-B&W was acknowledged for their $50,000 grant through the Southern Ohio Port Authority to support site preparation for the facility.

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About Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE: BWC), two world-class companies with significant Ohio experience, formed Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC (FBP) to address the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) needs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Portsmouth Site in Pike County, Ohio. The team, which includes two local mentor/protégé companies, inSolves and Wastren Advantage, Inc., and a small business, Pro2Serve, brings unparalleled experience, insights, and lessons learned from across the DOE complex. The Fluor-B&W Portsmouth mandate is to clean up the Portsmouth Site safely and compliantly, provide strong uranium stewardship and partner with local communities to achieve a sustainable economic future. For more information, visit www.fbportsmouth.com.