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TURNER INTERNATIONAL COMPLETES REHABILITATION OF KUWAIT'S BAYAN PALACE IN TIME FOR GULF COUNCIL MEETINGS

TURNER INTERNATIONAL COMPLETES REHABILITATION OF KUWAIT'S BAYAN PALACE
 IN TIME FOR GULF COUNCIL MEETINGS
 NEW YORK, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner International Industries, Inc. ("TIII"), has successfully completed the approximate $30 million rehabilitation of the war-damaged Bayan Palace in Kuwait City, according to an announcement made today by The Turner Corporation (AMEX: TUR). The extensive repair work was completed in only 111 days, which allowed Kuwait to serve as host for the Gulf Cooperative Council Meetings held in December. Bayan Palace serves as the primary residence of the Emir and the Crown Prince of Kuwait, the temporary seat of government and as a large guest residence for visitors.
 The nine buildings, totaling approximately 765,000 square feet, that comprised the project site sustained a variety of damage as a result of last year's Gulf War, including interior and facade damage, environmental exposure and failed electronics systems, as well as looted and smashed furniture. TIII was responsible for repairing all of this damage.
 To accomplish the timely completion of the project, TIII managed the procurement and transportation of about $21 million worth of goods and supplies from sources all over the world on a system of tightly coordinated schedules. Specially trained craftsmen were brought to Kuwait to install such items as Viennese chandeliers imported from Austria and hand-tufted carpet imported from the Philippines. Teak and mahogany cabinetry and millwork were assembled on site from materials imported from the United Kingdom. Fabrics from mills in the United States, Europe and Asia arrived almost daily to supply the on-site upholstery shop and to be fashioned into fabric wall panels for head-of- state bedrooms.
 To handle this project, Turner, the largest general builder in the United States, assembled a team which included staff from its offices in Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, Boston, Connecticut, Miami and London. Field staff and labor came from the United States, England, Thailand, the Philippines, Egypt, Pakistan, India, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Portugal, Austria and Kuwait.
 Based in New York City, The Turner Corporation, through Turner Construction Company and other construction subsidiaries such as TIII, is the United States' largest builder of commercial, industrial, hospital and healthcare, institutional, government building and multi- unit housing projects. Turner has construction projects under way throughout the United States and abroad.
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 /CONTACT: Douglas M. Bennett of The Turner Corporation, 212-229-6159/
 (TUR) CO: Turner International Industries, Inc. ST: New York IN: CST SU:


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