Talk:Stone & Webster

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The new material just added to the article reads like its from S&W's own publications. The material should be edited to conform to a more neutral and encyclopedic tone. n2xjk 20:33, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

March 2016 update - The last vestiges of this venerable U.S. firm started to fade as CB&I completed the purchase of the Shaw Group in February 2013, which subsequently sold the majority of the nuclear construction capabilities of Stone and Webster to Westinghouse Corporation, a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, in December 2015. (ref: bizjournal.com)

Clarification to summary: Only the petrochemical portion of Stone and Webster was sold to Technip in 2012. (ref: Reuters.com) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:88:8103:A3D9:4456:8D7C:F380:62C1 (talk) 20:33, 19 March 2016 (UTC)


Former Stone and Webster Employee

To be Clear, Stone and Webster was one of the defining high technical heavy industrial engineering firms of the 20th century. Several members of my family worked there, I basically grew up in the company.

If you Consider that SWEC once had the URL Stoneweb.com was sold in bankruptcy to Shaw in the 90's - before the internet was a thing, all the references you will find are going to be on Paper, maybe some Shaw and CBI's SEC filing, list the Stone and Webster legal entity as an asset.

But any references and patents, historical documentation of Stone and Webster exist on Paper and old staplers with the Triskelion Logo. All useful references to Stone & Webster lack a URL, and therefore are all but impossible to verify in the 21st century. There is a Book about the company, a book about one of the last owners of the company, and many published technical references to Stone & Webster's work - that all pre date the internet.

And Even though they built Oak Ridge Tennesse, where one of the major players of the Manhattan Project, Invented Synthetic Rubber for WWII, built half the Nuclear Power plants in the United States, Half the Clean Air Act Scrubbers were installed by Stone and Webster under Shaw. CB&I Nuclear is still technically S&W and has it's Old Grey Haired engineers still. Westinghouse Nuclear is buying that last of that legacy.

But there is only going to be historical leftovers, in the hands of former employees, or their children. I picked up a dozen old SWEC hats when they cleaned out and shut down the Denver office.

But if you expect to find a URL that proves the 20th century existence of Stone and Webster or it's legacy, you will be left wanting.