December 27, 1994 |
At the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where billions of dollars in contracts are parceled out, the influence of political contributions is an ever-present undercurrent. Lobbyists--more of them are registered at the MTA than at the state Capitol--blanket the agency's meetings. And, records show, companies that do business with the MTA have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a handful of elected officials who oversee the nation's most expensive subway project.
June 12, 1990 |
A Los Angeles federal judge on Monday dismissed a class-action suit filed against Parsons Corp. by a group of disgruntled employees challenging the 1985 employee buyout of the Pasadena-based engineering and construction company. After a five-day trial, U.S. District Judge Robert J.
June 30, 1995 |
Parsons Receives Saudi Contract: The Pasadena-based company confirmed that it has signed a project management contract with Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil company to oversee development of the country's Shayba oil field. Parsons Corp. will handle design of roads and other infrastructure. The company will also prepare bid packages for such things as procurement, engineering and construction work on the $2.5-billion project. The value of the contract was not disclosed.
February 20, 1995 |
Parsons Unit Named to Work on New Airport: Parsons Corp. said a group led by its Parsons Overseas unit and Korea Power Engineering Co. was awarded a contract to work on construction of the $8-billion New Seoul International Airport in South Korea. The contract calls for Parsons, Korea Power and a consortium of other firms to provide services including design review, project controls, construction management, quality control, safety and start-up assistance.
July 12, 1995 |
Pasadena Firm Awarded Water-Treatment Contract: Ralph M. Parsons Co. will perform final design assistance on the Metropolitan Water District's Oxidation Retrofit Program. The $200-million project will retrofit two of MWD's water-treatment facilities with a preozonation process, which uses ozone instead of chlorine to disinfect drinking water. This process is said to result in cleaner drinking water with significantly fewer disinfection byproducts.
August 22, 1990 |
From offices in Saudi Arabia, Washington and Pasadena, Parsons Corp. has won engineering contracts worth billions of dollars from governments in the Mideast. Now, as the risk of doing business there has become painfully apparent, the company is engaged in a frustrating bid to monitor the safety of its employees trapped in Iraqi-occupied Kuwait and to gain their release. Parsons, like other U.S. firms with Kuwaiti operations, is finding that it can do little.