Fluor + GLS Partnership

Let’s build a better world – together. At Fluor, you design and build the world’s most complex projects. . GLS has been helping Fluor clients select the optimal location for those projects for more than half a century.

Our location strategy experts can help you have more successful engagements. Whether we help your clients identify sites that meet their needs, choose between sites, or negotiate incentives to reduce investment costs, we can be an extension of your team so the client can move forward with confidence.

Contact us today to talk about partnering on your next project.

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– John Smith, Senior Director of Project Management

Our Fluor Legacy

Global Location Strategies was initially formed in the 1970s within Fluor Corporation as a site selection consulting division at their Greenville, South Carolina campus.

In 2009, Global Location Strategies was outsourced from Fluor with former Fluor consultant Didi Caldwell at the helm. Since that time, GLS has grown from two employees to over a dozen with more than 100 years of cumulative site location and economic development experience.

1912            Fluor founded by John Simon Fluor as Fluor Construction Company

1935            Daniel Construction was formed by Charlie Daniel

1971            Daniel International Corporation location strategy group is formed by Bill Dorsey in Greenville, SC

1977            Fluor Corporation acquires Daniel Construction to become one of the largest engineering and construction companies in the world

1981            Fluor Daniel sites Logan Aluminum single can sheet facility in Russellville, KY

1986            Fluor and Daniel are consolidated into a single company, becoming Fluor Daniel Incorporated

1993            Fluor Daniel Consulting sites location and construction division wins bid for Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, AL

1996            Fluor Daniel Consulting establishes site selection capabilities in Haarlem, Netherlands

1997            Didi Caldwell joins Fluor Daniel as a marketing coordinator in Buenos Aires, Argentina working on the Dow Ethane Cracker and Minera Alumbrera copper mine and concentrator

1998            Didi Caldwell joins Fluor Daniel Consulting in Greenville, SC

2001            Fluor Daniel consolidates all of its subsidiaries under one roof becoming Fluor Corporation

2002            Didi Caldwell promoted to Principal at Fluor Daniel Consulting in Greenville, SC

2009            Fluor Daniel site selection activities were outsourced to GLS with Didi Caldwell at helm

                     GLS and Fluor joint project: KPI/Sinopec Refinery in Zhanjiang, China

2013           GLS sited the locations and Fluor partnered to provided due diligence for Project Nascar: Proctor & Gamble’s five new distribution centers in California, Georgia, Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.


2014          GLS and Fluor joint project: Proctor & Gamble manufacturing plant in Martinsburg, West Virginia

                    GLS and Fluor joint project: Hexcel carbon fiber plant in Roussillon, France

                    GLS and Fluor joint project: Constellium body-in-white (BIW) aluminum sheet production facility in Bowling Green, KY

                    GLS and Fluor joint project: Diageo Bulleit Bourbon distillery in Shelby County, KY


2019            GLS conducts a workforce analysis for Logan Aluminum’s single can sheet facility in Russellville, KY

2020            GLS and Fluor joint project: GlobalFoundries silicon wafer manufacturing facility in O’Fallon, MO

2021            GLS moves out of Fluor’s Greenville, SC office into its own headquarters

2022            GLS and Fluor joint project: Novelis integrated rolling mill in Bay Minette, AL

2023            GLS and Fluor joint project: Albemarle lithium hydroxide facility in Chester County, SC

2024            GLS opens Europe office in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Featured Services

We can help your client navigate the complex world of location strategy.

With GLS, you will add on a site selection team with an unparalleled understanding of the complexity and diversity of operational needs of capital- and resource-intensive projects.


Site Selection

Our experienced team walks your client through the process of defining their search region, identifying optimal properties, and making an informed decision on selecting the site.


Workforce Analysis

GLS’ bespoke workforce analysis helps your client identify the optimal community for their project by providing a comprehensive understanding of required skills, detailed wage analysis, and important workforce trends such as turnover and hiring.

Joint Projects

Albemarle - Fluor
Constellium - Fluor
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Novelis - Fluor

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Case Studies

Hexcel Facility - Fluor

Hexcel - Fluor

Hexcel is a global leader in advanced lightweight composites technology. The company enlisted GLS to identify a location for a carbon fiber plant in Europe.

Bulleit distillery - Fluor

Diageo - Fluor

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer categories. Diageo enlisted GLS to select a location for its new Bulleit Bourbon whiskey distillery in the United States.

Constellium UACJ PulpitViewoftheLine - Fluor

Constellium - Fluor

Constellium is a global leader in the development, manufacturing, and recycling of aluminum products and solutions. The company enlisted GLS to identify a location to expand into the North American market for its first manufacturing facility outside of Israel.

Novelis Site - Fluor

Novelis - Fluor

Novelis Inc. is the leading sustainable aluminum solutions provider and world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling. Facing an increased need for speed-to-market, Novelis enlisted GLS to identify a location for the first fully integrated aluminum rolling mill in the United States in over 40 years. The project required a site with significant acreage, rail, and interstate accessibility, access to a highly skilled workforce, and large quantities of fully renewable energy.