Richland's Fluor awarded for community service

TRI-CITY HERALDMay 22, 2013 

Fluor Federal Services in Richland has been given the 2013 Community Service Award for Continuous Commitment to Education by the Association of Washington Business.

It received one of 11 awards given for community service at the association's annual meeting this month in Spokane.

Fluor donated 50 reconditioned laptops to students at Columbia Basin College in Pasco. The computers were stripped of data and reloaded with Microsoft operating software and anti-virus systems.

"Part of my job is helping students in need," said CBC President Rich Cummins, in a statement. "If you are a student without a laptop, you're in need."

Fluor also gave backpacks filled with school supplies to 100 students in the Boys & Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties.

"With the lagging economy and high unemployment rate, making a difference for our employees and our community is especially important," said Tony Umek, Fluor Federal Services executive project director, in a statement.

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