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Shaw Group awarded contract for Hurricane Rebuilding (Blanco's buddies) $300 million
Shaw Group ^ | Sept 9, 2005 | Press Release

Posted on 09/10/2005 4:43:38 PM PDT by TaxRelief

BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 9, 2005--The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR) announced today that it has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to aid in the recovery and rebuilding efforts. Shaw will provide supervision, equipment, materials, labor, logistics, and all means necessary to provide the Corps of Engineers an immediate response for construction contract capability. The contract will provide construction and related services including program planning, scheduling, design, engineering, transportation, construction management, and quality control. Under this contract, Shaw has received its first task of pumping floodwater from the city of New Orleans out and over the levees. Shaw is using temporary pumps and is repairing and restarting the existing pump stations. The $100 million contract has a base period of one-year, with an additional one-year option. Shaw announced earlier today a $100 million ID/IQ contract award by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide support services in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, including housing assistance for displaced residents.

J.M. Bernhard, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shaw commented, "This significant contract from the Corps, combined with our award from FEMA, enhances our ability to make an immediate and pronounced impact on the restoration efforts in New Orleans, South Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. With nearly 5,000 of our own employees living and working here in our home state, we have been personally impacted by this devastating storm. We are committed to this region and we are grateful for the opportunity to play a leadership role in the rebuilding of Louisiana and our sister city, New Orleans."

Shaw is currently performing services under existing contracts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NASA, the Louisiana National Guard, the U.S. Navy, Jefferson Parish and other government agencies and entities. Shaw is presently providing temporary roofing and repairs under its existing "Blue Roof" contract. The company is providing critical logistical support to the U.S. Postal Service to restore mail service and has been providing critical food water and supplies to hospitals in the area. Shaw has provided emergency communications capabilities to both the city of New Orleans and St. Bernard Parish.

Mr. Bernhard continued, "We have already mobilized 2,000 people and are continuing to dispatch thousands of additional personnel over the next few weeks. We have, and will continue, to emphasize employing persons displaced by the storm. With the FEMA and Corps awards and the recovery work that we are performing under existing contracts, Shaw is providing a broad range of emergency response services. From establishing disaster relief centers, to providing temporary housing, and removing the floodwater from the City of New Orleans, Shaw is providing solutions."

The Shaw Group Inc. is a leading global provider of technology, engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation, and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the energy, chemical, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response markets. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with over $3 billion in annual revenues, Shaw employs approximately 18,000 people at its offices and operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.

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BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 8, 2005--The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR) today announced that it has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide support services in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Under the terms of the contract, Shaw will provide all support services necessary to provide housing assistance for displaced residents including site assessments, design, construction, transportation, utilities and facilities management. In addition, the Company will provide on-demand services to meet the general needs of displaced residents. Shaw will also provide administrative services to register displaced residents housed at emergency shelters in multiple locations in Texas and other impacted areas. The contract is valued up to $100 million, with provisions for cost-plus, time and materials or fixed price task orders. The contract has a base period of one-year, and an additional one-year option period.

J.M. Bernhard, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shaw commented, "With our company headquartered in Baton Rouge, Shaw and its employees are especially affected by this unprecedented natural disaster and are committed to providing immediate recovery and rebuilding services. It gives us a tremendous sense of pride and purpose to play a key leadership role in assisting our neighbors within Louisiana and the entire Gulf Coast region. We have already mobilized over 2,000 people and have begun hiring craftsman and laborers, some displaced by the storm, so that they can participate in rebuilding the region and rebuilding their lives."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Alabama; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: batonrouge; blanco; coachblanco; contracts; corpsofengineers; corruption; fema; lacogwheelturns; rebuildingno; shaw; shawgroup
The corruption in Louisiana continues, but now they're doing it with FEMA dollars. Still it is impressive to see that the Shaw Group is the "Jack of all Trades" for building, repairing, pumping and protecting life.

Shaw's stock had dropped by 70% in March 2004, but thanks to their friends in high places, the company will continue to "thrive".

On another note, considering the number of rides Governor Blanco's husband 'Coach' takes in Shaw Group's airplanes, it is safe to say he is the most powerful man in Louisiana. (Bob Odom would not agree.)

1 posted on 09/10/2005 4:43:40 PM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: TaxRelief

The criminals are pretty brazen in Louisiana.


2 posted on 09/10/2005 4:46:25 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: TaxRelief

Anyone have any idea as to whether this Shaw Group is somehow connected/related to Clay Shaw, the man put on trial for conspiracy to murder President Kennedy?

Just thought it was too convenient --- What with "Shaw" and "New Orleans" and "Louisiana" and such. Just something to think about.


3 posted on 09/10/2005 4:49:26 PM PDT by Wombat101 (Sanitized for YOUR protection...)
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To: TaxRelief

But, but, but ... How can this be? It was supposed to be Haliburton!


4 posted on 09/10/2005 4:50:31 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Al-Jazeera is to the Iraqi War as CBS was to the Vietnam War.)
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To: TaxRelief

Contract awarding has barely begun.


5 posted on 09/10/2005 4:52:11 PM PDT by RightWhale (We in heep dip trubble)
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To: Earthdweller; seamole; angkor; MNWord; Carl/NewsMax; Constitution Day; Alia; upchuck; ...
In addition, the Company will provide on-demand services to meet the general needs of displaced residents. Shaw will also provide administrative services to register displaced residents housed at emergency shelters in multiple locations in Texas and other impacted areas.

Come back from Texas! We need your votes!

6 posted on 09/10/2005 4:52:11 PM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: Real Cynic No More
It was supposed to be Haliburton!

They will go back in a couple of years and fix everything.

7 posted on 09/10/2005 4:53:32 PM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: TaxRelief

She did nothing to save her citizens and constituents yet wastes NO in awarding lucrative contracts to her friends and political supporters.


8 posted on 09/10/2005 4:56:35 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: TaxRelief

Stock dropped 70%???????

Uhmmm...this does not bode well...


9 posted on 09/10/2005 4:57:03 PM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: TaxRelief

I wouldn't go too far into there....
Shaw Group is also a client of lobbyist Joe Allbaugh.


10 posted on 09/10/2005 4:57:17 PM PDT by stylin19a (In golf, some are long, I'm "Lama Long")
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To: TaxRelief
Shaw is presently providing temporary roofing and repairs under its existing "Blue Roof" contract.

Tarps 'R' Us!

11 posted on 09/10/2005 4:57:31 PM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: SE Mom
Stock dropped 70%??????? Uhmmm...this does not bode well...

..and many of their employees have been personally affected by the hurricane.

Should be a crack team on the job.

12 posted on 09/10/2005 5:00:04 PM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: TaxRelief

Plus....a contract was awarded to
Kellogg Brown and Root.(a subsidiary of Halliburton)
Also an Allbaugh client.


Also...

Bechtel National Inc., a unit of San Francisco-based Bechtel Corp., has also been selected by FEMA to provide short-term housing for people displaced by the hurricane. Bush named Bechtel's CEO to his Export Council and put the former CEO of Bechtel Energy in charge of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Quit pointing those fingers....3 are pointing back at ya.


13 posted on 09/10/2005 5:01:10 PM PDT by stylin19a (In golf, some are long, I'm "Lama Long")
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To: RightWhale
Contract awarding has barely begun.

And these guys (Blanco's buddies) will control the awarding of every contract to come.

14 posted on 09/10/2005 5:01:29 PM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: TaxRelief

How can this be? The msm has already assured us that only GWB's cronies will be awarded rebuilding contracts. There must be some mistake.


15 posted on 09/10/2005 5:04:32 PM PDT by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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To: TaxRelief

16 posted on 09/10/2005 5:14:06 PM PDT by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TaxRelief
Come back from Texas!

Huh? I haven't been in Texas since 2000.

17 posted on 09/10/2005 5:15:43 PM PDT by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: upchuck

They will offer all types of comforts to the "displaced" to get them back from Texas and from wherever they've scattered.


18 posted on 09/10/2005 5:42:16 PM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: TaxRelief

They've escaped the Democrat Wonderland of New Orleans. They won't be back.


19 posted on 09/10/2005 6:11:20 PM PDT by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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To: TaxRelief

Coming soon from CNN, the "CADAVER NEWS NETWORK" Your dead family members televised live from New Orleans as CNN finds them.


20 posted on 09/10/2005 6:26:48 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: Brilliant
They always have been. That's our politicans for ya.
21 posted on 09/10/2005 6:34:10 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: stylin19a

I'm sure everyone knows whose family owns a major portion of Bechtel....could it be a certain senator from California?


22 posted on 09/10/2005 7:02:19 PM PDT by jimtorr
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To: Real Cynic No More

Halliburton has the contract to rebuild and upgrade the military bases on the Gulf Coast.


23 posted on 09/10/2005 7:03:41 PM PDT by jimtorr
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To: TaxRelief
Jim Bernhard, CEO of the Shaw Group is chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party.
24 posted on 09/10/2005 8:15:43 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jimtorr

Richard Blum, husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein of Blum Capital Partners.


Bechtel Group Inc., one of the lead contractors in the reconstruction of Iraq gets $600,000,000.00 and $1.03 billion contracts for Iraq work. Diane Feinstein's husband, Richard Blum owns 24% of the company that got the contract.


Perini Corp, with contracts worth up to $525 million in Iraq and Afghanistan, is owned by a group of investors that includes Richard Blum, husband of Sen. Diane Feinstein, California Democrat and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.


The San Francisco based engineering firm URS Corp. received its second major Army contract since February. All told the company could make $3.7 billion over the next eight years.

URS is owned in part by Richard Blum the husband of California Senator Dianne Feinstein.


25 posted on 09/10/2005 8:37:57 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
" Blum acknowledged the business relationship but, in an initial interview with The Chronicle, said the accusation of a conflict of interest is a "crock of s. "
26 posted on 09/10/2005 8:39:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Yes, and as I said on another thread:

For the first time, in a long time, I think the Leftists are winning the PR war. Conservatives are discouraged, and the Dems are sneaking stuff past us.

All these arguments are a distraction from what's really going on. The chair of the Louisiana state Dem party (Shaw group) has been awarded a contract to be THE contract manager of all subsequent contracts, and everyone is too busy arguing over a crooked cop on a bridge to see that the taxpayers of the USA are being taken for a ride.

The chair of the Louisiana State Democrats will control the awarding of all FEMA contracts in all three states!

It's big, and they used the Brown distraction and the blame distraction to keep us looking the other way.


27 posted on 09/10/2005 8:58:23 PM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: kcvl
" Blum acknowledged the business relationship but, in an initial interview with The Chronicle, said the accusation of a conflict of interest is a "crock of s. "

No Blum..the poor city of NO is now a floating "crock of s." thanks to you and your kind. Oh..yes, it is only fitting that you increase your wallet on the backs of those you helped to keep poor and devastate.

And they call Republicans capitalists...sheesh.

28 posted on 09/10/2005 9:04:16 PM PDT by Earthdweller (US descendant of French Protestants)
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To: TaxRelief

I surely do hope they realize they are going to be audited like crazy over this job. I expect they are going to be monitored much more closely then they expect.


29 posted on 09/10/2005 9:08:14 PM PDT by McGavin999 (We're a First World Country with a Third World Press (Except for Hume & Garrett ))
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To: stylin19a

ALL of those companies are going to be audited up the ying yang. This is going to be one of the most carefully watched jobs in the history of this country.


30 posted on 09/10/2005 9:10:12 PM PDT by McGavin999 (We're a First World Country with a Third World Press (Except for Hume & Garrett ))
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To: kcvl

Great find,,I am stunned!


31 posted on 09/10/2005 9:18:26 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: stylin19a

"Bechtel National Inc., a unit of San Francisco-based Bechtel Corp., has also been selected by FEMA to provide short-term housing for people displaced by the hurricane. Bush named Bechtel's CEO to his Export Council and put the former CEO of Bechtel Energy in charge of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation."

Could be wrong, but I seem to recall that they were also awarded at least one contract in Iraq early on. Of course, not word one about that and there will probably not be anything out there about this as the company is owned by Sen. Feinstein's (D-CA)VERY wealthy husband. Every time the D's bring up Halliburton, the Pubbies should mention this and perhaps Clay Shaw's contract as well. They may be the best company for the work, but, as I understand it, so is Halliburton (think they are in a bit of a 'niche' field).


32 posted on 09/10/2005 9:18:34 PM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops and their CIC)
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To: McGavin999

Feds ought to hire that Kyle auditor from La who was driving everyone nuts with his corruption finds. He was one who was involved everywhere in the state finding corruption.

He found so much I was surprised somebody didn't knock him off. He knows where all the bodies are buried. All of them.


33 posted on 09/10/2005 9:20:43 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: Roccus

Ping to see about Shaw Group and Bectel!


34 posted on 09/10/2005 9:23:23 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: Roccus

Ping to see about Shaw Group and Bectel!


35 posted on 09/10/2005 9:23:27 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: cajungirl

Canada was a dead end. Shaw Grp LTD not INC. Sorry
While on that other thread this one busted loose. Maybe the Dims have their own Haliburton! LOL


36 posted on 09/10/2005 9:31:27 PM PDT by Roccus (Able Danger? What's an Able Danger?)
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To: TaxRelief
Oh, pardon me :)

Your plea wasn't directed towards me as I thought.

Your plea is to the thousands of rat bastards, thieves and rapists shipped from NOLA to Houston, et al.

Methinks Texas may regret this before long.

37 posted on 09/10/2005 10:00:24 PM PDT by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: cajungirl

Great idea! He should be made Chief Auditor for the project.


38 posted on 09/10/2005 10:02:08 PM PDT by McGavin999 (We're a First World Country with a Third World Press (Except for Hume & Garrett ))
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To: mewzilla

BTTT.


39 posted on 09/11/2005 4:12:52 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla
Reuters is headlining a Bush-Shaw group connection

Firms with Bush ties snag Katrina deals

40 posted on 09/11/2005 5:21:20 AM PDT by syriacus (I THINK WE CAN GET [the levee] STABILIZED IN A FEW HOURS - T Ebbert, NOLA Dpt.Hmlnd.Sec. Aug/2005)
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To: Seattle Conservative

I think Bechtel is a privately held company owned by the Bechtel Family. They got the Iraq contract because they are the largest an most experienced contractor extant.


41 posted on 09/11/2005 8:00:42 AM PDT by bert (K.E. ; N.P . I smell a dead rat!)
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To: TaxRelief; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; ...

fyi, time to make money


42 posted on 09/11/2005 6:40:06 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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