April 25, 1996 |
A unit of Fluor Corp. has dropped from a partnership formed just last year to build a $640-million copper smelter in Indonesia. Fluor Daniel Inc. sold its 10% interest in the venture at the urging of the partnership's majority owner, Japan's Mitsubishi Materials Corp. Mitsubishi wanted Tokyo-based building contractor Chiyoda Corp. to take over as project manager as work moved beyond the preliminary stages, Fluor spokeswoman Kirsten Frosh said.
December 11, 1995 |
Indonesia has long shed its image of 30 years ago when it would seize foreign firms, or even 10 years ago when it would frighten off ventures by trying to force them to support an obsolete work force. Now a vibrant Indonesia is welcoming all comers, and governments such as the United States are prodding their companies to join the rush. U.S. Transportation Secretary Federico Pena spent two days last month in Indonesia promoting U.S. businesses.
August 30, 1994 |
Harry Shuster doesn't know a thing about spicing up a red sauce, basting a side of ribs or spinning a head of foam on a cup of cappuccino. And, though he runs a chain of restaurants, he couldn't care less. Shuster, chairman and president of United Restaurants Inc. in Costa Mesa, is a deal maker, and he has plenty on his plate these days.
April 18, 1994 |
Aircraft Plant May Be Built in U.S.: The government is looking to build a plant to facilitate sales for commuter planes made by the state-run Nusantara Aircraft Industry. Minister of Research and Technology B.J. Habibie said the matter will be discussed during a visit next month to Oregon, Utah, Alabama, Kansas and Washington, D.C. Those are considered likely sites for the plant.
December 10, 1992
A Fluor Corp. unit has won a $325-million contract to expand a copper and gold mining and milling operation that sprawls 75 miles through an Indonesian jungle. The engineering and construction giant's Fluor Daniel unit already has a 3-year-old contract with a unit of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Co. to do a smaller expansion at the mines in Irian Jaya. That expansion will be completed next year; construction on the next phase then will begin.
February 25, 1991 |
Bobby Grahm is willing to go to great lengths to get an edge on his competition. However, when Grahm in 1985 decided to go all the way to Indonesia--venturing into wild, mountainous regions devoid of telephones and paved roads to set up manufacturing facilities--some friends believed that he may have gone too far. After all, manufacturers in Taiwan were already providing Grahm's Los Angeles-based import business with a steady supply of hand tools, portable lamps and kitchenware.