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November 2003, HISPANIC BUSINESS Magazine

Construction has been a genuine bright spot for the U.S. economy. The U.S. Commerce Department's Census Bureau reported in September that private-sector housing starts in August totaled 1.82 million units down 3.8 percent from the revised July estimate of 1.89 million units but up 11.7 percent from the August 2002 rate of 1.63 million units.

The continued strength of the housing construction sector is partly a function of the nation's white-hot residential real estate market. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors indicated that sales of previously owned homes rose 5.5 percent to a record annual rate of 6.47 million in August, after rising 5.1 percent in July. Separately, the Commerce Department said sales of new homes rose 3.4 percent to an annual pace of 1.15 million units after falling 5.7 percent in July.

But for Hispanic-owned firms seeking construction and engineering contracts, many of the most exciting opportunities may actually lie beyond the super-charged domestic housing market. In fact, several of the firms whose contact information is presented at right routinely provide information online about the extent of their presence in foreign countries.

The companies listed here have provided contact information for contract solicitations. Interested minority vendors should direct their inquiries accordingly.

PROCUREMENT CONTACTS

3COM
Supplier Diversity Office
5400 Bayfront Plaza
Santa Clara, CA 95052
(408) 326-5033
www.3com.com/corpinfo/en_US/supplierdiversity/index.html

ABB LUMMUS GLOBAL
Worldwide Procurement
P.O. Box 42833
Houston, TX 77242-2833
(713) 821-5000
Fax: (713) 821-3500
www.abb.com/lummus

ASHLAND INC.
Mary Miller
Coordinator
Supplier Diversity Program
(859) 815-3333
mmmiller@ashland.com
www.ashland.com/community/supplierdiversity.html

BAKER HUGHES
Supplier Diversity Dept.
15355 Vantage Parkway West, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77032
(281) 209-7988
www.bakerhughes.com/bakerhughes/supplierdiversity/index.htm

BECHTEL CORP.
50 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1895
(415) 768-1234
Fax: (415) 768-9038
procure@bechtel.com
https://supplier.bechtel.com/portal/index.jsp

FLUOR CORP.
Procurement Department
One Enterprise Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-2606
(949) 349-2000
Fax: (949) 349-2585
www.fluor.com/about/supplier.asp

FOSTER WHEELER
Procurement Office
2020 Dairy Ashford Road
Houston, TX
(281) 597-3000
Fax: (281) 597-3080
http://eprocure.fwc.com

FRU-CON CONSTRUCTION CORP.
Procurement Department
P.O. Box 100
Ballwin, MO 63022-0100
(636) 391-6700
Fax: (636) 391-4441
www.frucon.com

HALLIBURTON
Linda Holloway
Mgr., Corporate Supplier Diversity
(713) 676-3319
Fax: (713) 676-5997
linda.holloway@halliburton.com
www.halliburton.com/suppliers/diversity.jsp

JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP
1111 South Arroyo Parkway
P.O. Box 7084
Pasadena, CA 91109-7084
(626) 578-3500
Fax: (626) 578-6916
www.jacobs.com/index.asp

PARSONS CORP.
Larry Owens
Procurement Department
100 W. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91124
(626) 440-2000
Fax: (626) 440-2630
larry.owens@parsons.com
www.parsons.com

PETER KIEWIT SONS INC.
DBE/MBE/WBE Outreach Program
Kiewit Plaza
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 342-2052
Fax: (402) 271-2939
http://dbe.kiewit.com

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP.
George Otchere
Sr. VP, Business Development M/WBE
Mail Stop 1-14-1
1710 SAIC Drive
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 676-7203 or
(703) 676-8439
george.otchere@saic.com
www.saic.com/sbp/jointeam.html

THE SHAW GROUP
Procurement Division
4171 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 932-2500
Fax: (225) 932-2661
www.shawgrp.com/rfq/index.cfm

YORK INTERNATIONAL
Diana Epstein
Small Business Administrator, Supplier Diversity Program
631 S. Richland Ave.
York, PA 17403
(717) 771-6025
Fax: (717) 771-6657
Fax: (225) 932-2661
www.york.com
www.shawgrp.com/rfq/index.cfm



Source: HISPANIC BUSINESS Magazine


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