October 3, 1989 |
The National Science Foundation awarded a six-year, $250-million contract Monday for support services in Antarctica to a joint venture between an Orange-based firm and a Massachusetts company. Under the contract, Antarctic Support Associates will operate and maintain scientific stations, do construction, manage research ships and provide other assistance to the U.S. Antarctic Program. Antarctic Support Associates is a joint venture between Holmes & Narver Services Inc.
November 21, 1989
Holmes & Narver Inc. said Monday that it has been awarded the planning and design contract for an expansion of the U.S. Navy's radar installation at Amchitka Island in the Aleutian Island chain. The engineering and construction services firm would not disclose its anticipated revenue from the Alaska project, which is estimated to cost $100 million to build.
November 30, 1989 |
Holmes & Narver Services Inc. announced that it has been awarded contracts in Egypt and Saudi Arabia worth a total $137 million. The largest of the new contracts is a $66-million, three-year renewal of an existing contract for maintenance and operation of a large power plant and water desalination facility in Saudi Arabia. Holmes & Narver Services also won a four-year, $43.
October 4, 1989 |
When Robert L. Murphy steps off the plane at McMurdo Station a year from now, he will be re-establishing an Orange County engineering firm's Antarctic roots after a 10-year absence from the world's southernmost continent. The longtime project manager for Holmes & Narver Inc. of Orange ran the company's Antarctic operations during its last stint there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1988 |
Nearly 200 workers are faced with the decision of whether to change jobs, accept lower-paying positions, quit or retire from their Los Angeles County jobs after the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to hire a private company to manage and maintain most county vehicles. Despite objections from public employee unions, the board voted 3 to 2 to pay Holmes and Narver Services Inc. more than $80 million over the next seven years to take care of 6,000 county vehicles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1989
I was angered and amazed upon reading about the severe problems afflicting the county's contracting-out program ("Delays in Repairs of County Vehicles May Cost Contractor," Metro, Feb. 17). Angry, because the problems so often associated with contracting public services to private companies were predicted and could have been avoided. My amazement stems from the new heights of arrogance that have apparently infected the private sector. When Proposition A (the passage of which allowed the county to contract with private vendors for services provided by county employees)