Company Profile: FMC Corp.

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Incorporated in 1928 as the Food Machinery Company, FMC has grown from a manufacturer of canning and spraying equipment to become a sprawling conglomerate with plants in more than a dozen countries. In addition to facing massive penalties levied by the Environmental Protection Agency, FMC has recently run afoul of the Pentagon. Last year, the company agreed to pay $80 million to settle a federal lawsuit related to its work on the Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle project.

COMPANY NAME:
COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
COMPANY WEB SITE: www.fmc.com
2001 GROSS REVENUES: $1.94B
NUMBER OF EXMPLOYEES: 6,000
TYPES OF BUSINESS: Chemicals, defense systems and heavy equipment for the oil and gas industry and the agricultural industry.
TYPES OF FEDERAL CONTRACTS: Defense systems, including work on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

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