Fluor Global Services, Rockwell Automation Power Systems Form Alliance to Deliver Broad Range of Manufacturing Services

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Fluor Corporation

    ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Fluor Global Services(SM), a business unit of Fluor Corporation (NYSE:   FLR),
 and Rockwell Automation Power Systems, an operating unit of Rockwell
 International Corporation (NYSE:   ROK), today announced the creation of a
 strategic alliance that will deliver a broad range of service and
 manufacturing solutions through a single source to selected facilities in
 North America.
     The alliance will enable customers to gain the plant floor expertise of
 Rockwell Automation and Fluor to solve a wide range of plant maintenance,
 repair, and asset management challenges.
     With more than 100 years of experience applying Dodge(R) and Reliance
 Electric(TM) products, Rockwell Automation Power Systems brings deep plant
 floor expertise to the relationship.  As a result, one key component of this
 alliance is the Power Lean business process, which utilizes value stream
 analysis along with Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma methods to drive operational
 excellence in any production or service business.  Rockwell Automation Power
 Systems can also provide asset management solutions such as installed base
 evaluation, predictive and preventive maintenance, motor storage and repair,
 and other value-added service on motors, drives, gearboxes, bearings, and
 related equipment.  In addition, the alliance complements the existing
 Rockwell Automation Control Systems offering of services.
     "The unique and complementary strengths of both companies will provide
 Rockwell Automation with increased opportunities to meet our customers'
 service needs, in addition to creating growth potential for our business,"
 states Joseph D. Swann, president, Rockwell Automation Power Systems.  "Our
 company has an established position as a leader in mechanical power
 transmission, as well as power conversion and control solutions.  Uniting this
 leadership with Fluor's successful maintenance and performance improvement
 programs creates real advantages to customers."
     With a proven track record in operations and on-site plant maintenance
 management, Fluor brings to the alliance a team of over 14,000 managers,
 engineers, and craft that have been supporting the facility needs of
 manufacturing clients for over 50 years.  Fluor offers a comprehensive range
 of services that combines advanced management techniques with extensive
 hands-on application, resulting in lower operating costs while protecting the
 client's plant investment.  The services include program control through the
 use of maintenance consulting, auditing and evaluation, maintenance and plant
 engineering, and management services, together with start-up, training, and
 operations assistance, all of which can be tailored to meet specific needs and
 objectives.
     The alliance was formed in response to growing customer demand for
 single-source, comprehensive solutions to manufacturing problems.  As
 customers continue exploring alternatives for executing non-core activities
 such as plant maintenance and repair, the alliance between Fluor Global
 Services and Rockwell Automation Power Systems will provide an optimum avenue
 to meet those needs and enable each company to approach this market from a
 unique position.
     "Companies need to find service providers that can help them improve the
 reliability and operational efficiency of their manufacturing plant," says J.
 William Leistner, president, Fluor Global Services.  "The alliance enables us
 to tap the extensive experience, products, and services that our two companies
 can provide."
 
     Fluor Global Services is a premier provider of customized solutions to
 optimize the life cycle value of clients' capital assets and to allow clients
 to focus on their core business competencies.  As a Fluor Corporation unit,
 Fluor Global Services provides plant engineering and state-of-the-art services
 in operations and maintenance; program and asset management; industrial
 equipment and tools; and property services.  Drawing from almost 100 years of
 experience, Fluor Global Services' workforce executes programs for
 cutting-edge facilities and delivers knowledge-based services to worldwide
 businesses, industrial markets, and the U.S. Government.  Its exceptional
 safety record consistently sets a performance standard for the business
 services sector.  Fluor Global Services serves industries as diverse as
 petroleum, chemicals, industrial process, power, manufacturing, and
 telecommunications.
     With 2000 revenues of $10 billion, Fluor Corporation provides services on
 a global basis in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction,
 operations, maintenance, project management and business services.
 
     As an operating unit of Rockwell Automation, Power Systems offers Dodge
 mechanical power transmission products and Reliance Electric motors and
 drives.  Combining these leading brands enables Power Systems to offer
 integrated motor and mechanical power transmission solutions for automation
 needs in mining, aggregate, food/beverage, forestry, transportation,
 petrochemicals, metals, unit handling, air handling and environmental-related
 industries.
     Rockwell Automation, a business of Rockwell International Corporation
 (NYSE:   ROK), brings together leading brands in industrial automation,
 including Dodge mechanical power transmission products, Reliance Electric
 motors and drives, Allen-Bradley(R) controls and Rockwell Software(R).
 Rockwell Automation's unique Complete Automation(TM) approach to helping
 customers achieve a competitive advantage is supported by thousands of
 authorized partners, distributors, and solution providers around the world.
 Rockwell is a $7.5 billion electronic controls and communications company with
 global leadership market positions in industrial automation, avionics and
 communications, and electronic commerce.  The company employs about
 40,000 people at more than 450 locations serving customers in more than
 80 countries.
 
     For further information, please contact: Media Relations, Keith Karpe,
 949-349-7661, or Lori Serrato, 949-349-7420, both of Fluor Corporation; or
 Shawn Traylor of Rockwell Automation, 864-281-2171, or fax, 864-281-2433,
 smtraylor@powersystems.rockwell.com.
 
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SOURCE Fluor Corporation
    ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Fluor Global Services(SM), a business unit of Fluor Corporation (NYSE:   FLR),
 and Rockwell Automation Power Systems, an operating unit of Rockwell
 International Corporation (NYSE:   ROK), today announced the creation of a
 strategic alliance that will deliver a broad range of service and
 manufacturing solutions through a single source to selected facilities in
 North America.
     The alliance will enable customers to gain the plant floor expertise of
 Rockwell Automation and Fluor to solve a wide range of plant maintenance,
 repair, and asset management challenges.
     With more than 100 years of experience applying Dodge(R) and Reliance
 Electric(TM) products, Rockwell Automation Power Systems brings deep plant
 floor expertise to the relationship.  As a result, one key component of this
 alliance is the Power Lean business process, which utilizes value stream
 analysis along with Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma methods to drive operational
 excellence in any production or service business.  Rockwell Automation Power
 Systems can also provide asset management solutions such as installed base
 evaluation, predictive and preventive maintenance, motor storage and repair,
 and other value-added service on motors, drives, gearboxes, bearings, and
 related equipment.  In addition, the alliance complements the existing
 Rockwell Automation Control Systems offering of services.
     "The unique and complementary strengths of both companies will provide
 Rockwell Automation with increased opportunities to meet our customers'
 service needs, in addition to creating growth potential for our business,"
 states Joseph D. Swann, president, Rockwell Automation Power Systems.  "Our
 company has an established position as a leader in mechanical power
 transmission, as well as power conversion and control solutions.  Uniting this
 leadership with Fluor's successful maintenance and performance improvement
 programs creates real advantages to customers."
     With a proven track record in operations and on-site plant maintenance
 management, Fluor brings to the alliance a team of over 14,000 managers,
 engineers, and craft that have been supporting the facility needs of
 manufacturing clients for over 50 years.  Fluor offers a comprehensive range
 of services that combines advanced management techniques with extensive
 hands-on application, resulting in lower operating costs while protecting the
 client's plant investment.  The services include program control through the
 use of maintenance consulting, auditing and evaluation, maintenance and plant
 engineering, and management services, together with start-up, training, and
 operations assistance, all of which can be tailored to meet specific needs and
 objectives.
     The alliance was formed in response to growing customer demand for
 single-source, comprehensive solutions to manufacturing problems.  As
 customers continue exploring alternatives for executing non-core activities
 such as plant maintenance and repair, the alliance between Fluor Global
 Services and Rockwell Automation Power Systems will provide an optimum avenue
 to meet those needs and enable each company to approach this market from a
 unique position.
     "Companies need to find service providers that can help them improve the
 reliability and operational efficiency of their manufacturing plant," says J.
 William Leistner, president, Fluor Global Services.  "The alliance enables us
 to tap the extensive experience, products, and services that our two companies
 can provide."
 
     Fluor Global Services is a premier provider of customized solutions to
 optimize the life cycle value of clients' capital assets and to allow clients
 to focus on their core business competencies.  As a Fluor Corporation unit,
 Fluor Global Services provides plant engineering and state-of-the-art services
 in operations and maintenance; program and asset management; industrial
 equipment and tools; and property services.  Drawing from almost 100 years of
 experience, Fluor Global Services' workforce executes programs for
 cutting-edge facilities and delivers knowledge-based services to worldwide
 businesses, industrial markets, and the U.S. Government.  Its exceptional
 safety record consistently sets a performance standard for the business
 services sector.  Fluor Global Services serves industries as diverse as
 petroleum, chemicals, industrial process, power, manufacturing, and
 telecommunications.
     With 2000 revenues of $10 billion, Fluor Corporation provides services on
 a global basis in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction,
 operations, maintenance, project management and business services.
 
     As an operating unit of Rockwell Automation, Power Systems offers Dodge
 mechanical power transmission products and Reliance Electric motors and
 drives.  Combining these leading brands enables Power Systems to offer
 integrated motor and mechanical power transmission solutions for automation
 needs in mining, aggregate, food/beverage, forestry, transportation,
 petrochemicals, metals, unit handling, air handling and environmental-related
 industries.
     Rockwell Automation, a business of Rockwell International Corporation
 (NYSE:   ROK), brings together leading brands in industrial automation,
 including Dodge mechanical power transmission products, Reliance Electric
 motors and drives, Allen-Bradley(R) controls and Rockwell Software(R).
 Rockwell Automation's unique Complete Automation(TM) approach to helping
 customers achieve a competitive advantage is supported by thousands of
 authorized partners, distributors, and solution providers around the world.
 Rockwell is a $7.5 billion electronic controls and communications company with
 global leadership market positions in industrial automation, avionics and
 communications, and electronic commerce.  The company employs about
 40,000 people at more than 450 locations serving customers in more than
 80 countries.
 
     For further information, please contact: Media Relations, Keith Karpe,
 949-349-7661, or Lori Serrato, 949-349-7420, both of Fluor Corporation; or
 Shawn Traylor of Rockwell Automation, 864-281-2171, or fax, 864-281-2433,
 smtraylor@powersystems.rockwell.com.
 
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