Fluor Corporation, an environmental waste control and engineering company, has received a high honor from Forbes Magazine.
The Fluor Corporation announced in a December news release that it has been named to the JUST 100 list by Forbes and JUST Capital. It is the second-straight year Fluor has appeared on the list.
The Fluor Corporation is a global engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance company that designs, builds and maintains capital-efficient facilities for its clients on six continents.
Fluor Idaho in 2016 was awarded a five-year $1.4 billion cleanup contract for the U.S. Department of Energy’s desert site west of Idaho Falls. Fluor Idaho is tasked with cleanup of toxic and radioactive contamination, watching over spent nuclear fuel and several other duties on the desert site.
The annual JUST 100 list focuses on the largest 1,000 publicly-traded companies in the United States and subsequently ranks them based on specific themes such as worker’s compensation and well-being, customer treatment, product impacts, environmental footprint, supporting communities, generating jobs, behaving responsibly in sourcing and supply chains, and more, a Fluor news release said.
Fluor chairman and CEO David Seaton expressed his pride in the company’s honor for its work in a “socially, economically, and environmentally responsible manner to benefit current and future generations.”
“We are honored to once again have the actions of our 60,000 employees be recognized by Forbes and JUST Capital,” he said in the release.
This is the second year Forbes and JUST Capital have recognized companies through this program.
Bank of Commerce donates
to public health initiative
The Bank of Commerce is working with Eastern Idaho Public Health to raise public awareness about preventative medical care and immunization.
On Wednesday, the Bank of Commerce presented a $5,000 check to Eastern Idaho Public Health to benefit the Adult Immunization Program and Mammogram Voucher Program. The programs are intended to help educate the public on preventative health care procedures that some might overlook.
“Unfortunately, not everyone has health insurance or other financial mean to be able to afford these preventive healthcare services,” Geri Rackow, Eastern Idaho Public Health director said in a news release. “With this generous donation from the Bank of Commerce, Eastern Idaho Public Health will be able to help low income uninsured individuals receive some critical vaccinations and mammography services.”
Tom Romrell, president and CEO of the Bank of Commerce, said in the release that “The Bank of Commerce understands that this funding is crucial for those in need of our assistance living throughout eastern Idaho.”
TEDxRexburg coming Jan. 20
Rexburg will become the hub of educational discussion as it hosts the fourth annual TEDxRexburg event Jan. 20 at the Romance Theater.
TEDxRexburg is an educational public event, highlighting speakers on numerous human interest topics, a TEDxRexburg news release said.
TED talk events are based off of the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) media organization founded in 1984 that invites speakers to present 18-minute discussions on a wide range of topics.
The TEDxRexburg is independently organized and authorized by licensed TED organizer Lee Warnick.
In the past three TEDxRexburg events, attendance has been limited to 100 people, resulting in quick sellouts. This year, 100 additional tickets are available for the event.
Speakers for the TEDxRexburg event include Justin Osmond, Matt Pond, Regan Muir, Paulette Kirkham, Stephen McNeil, Yarezmi Olvera, and Logan Zuck. The speakers will address topics such as deaf issues, learning to live after brain cancer, building student co-op housing, creating safe intellectual spaces, citizen science and the great American eclipse, how to help those in Mexico, and mental health awareness.
Rocky Mountain Power to pass
tax cut savings to customers
Sticking with a recent trend of corporations paying forward upcoming tax breaks, Rocky Mountain Power has committed to passing these benefits on to its customers.
Although it is unknown how the tax cuts will affect customers, Cindy Crane, president and CEO of Rocky Mountain Power said in a news release that keeping rates low for customers is a primary concern, and believes this is a way to pay that idea forward.
“The benefit of this tax cut should be passed on to our customers,” she said in the release. “And we will work with our regulators and stakeholders on the best way to do that.”
According to the release, Rocky Mountain Power officials believe it will take months to calculate the impact and propose any changes the tax code will have to best benefit its customers.
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