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Friday, June 8, 2018

Curious timing

Curious timing on this little announcement by Bechtel...

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Bechtel headquarters leaving San Francisco in favor of Virginia
Friday, June 8, 2018

Bechtel, the San Francisco-based engineering and construction behemoth, isn’t going to be based in San Francisco anymore. The company said on Thursday it was moving its headquarters to Reston, Va., near Washington, D.C., although it will maintain offices in San Francisco.

“Consolidating the corporate leadership and operations in Reston will enable the company to thrive in the current fast-paced business environment — one that demands faster and seamless decision-making, integration and collaboration,” said Jack Futcher, the company’s chief operating officer."

https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Bechtel-headquarters-leaving-SF-in-favor-of-12977525.php 

8 comments:

Anonymous said...



You must be closer to your "enemies" er I mean friends in Washington, less distance for the offers that cannot be refused to be made.
The Bay Area is also starting to get wise to these guys.

Anonymous said...

Probably the senior execs are tired of paying California taxes.

Anonymous said...

Let's face it, it's also much more expensive to do business in California. Many companies have packed their bags for more business friendly states in the union. The big exodus will come in a few years when Jerry Brown's new urban water use regulations go into effect - 55 gallons per person per day. You will not be able to do the dishes and laundry on the same day you take a shower. VERY steep fines for violators. It's also quite amazing how many people have absolutely no idea about this.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/31/california-drought-jerry-brown-sets-permanent-water-conservation-rules-with-new-laws/

Anonymous said...

Just another regulation the California liberal Democrats didn't think through. What do you do if you're a single person and cousin Edna and her family of 5 comes to visit? You will surely go over your 55 gallon water allotment, then what? Do you have to file paperwork to avoid paying the fine? Does Edna need to file a affidavit attesting to your claim. Do you need to supply video of the cousins flushing the toilet to the California water police? It's time for new leadership in California. The state is falling apart.

Anonymous said...

Move to Alabama!

Anonymous said...

Old news, the SF crew heard about this last fall. those w/o the muscle to stay at the SF offices were offered relo.

Anonymous said...

Employees were told about this move months ago. To the original poster, what could be "curious" about the timing? Do you think the Bay Area wasn't big enough for the two organizations? The dots people try to connect....

Anonymous said...

Our CA population has about doubled since 1970, and we haven't kept up with the corresponding water demand. Yes, new CA leadership is long overdue, or the creation of a new state or states, and not just because of the water issue.

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