Chicago Bridge & Iron Company was founded in 1889. It provides conceptual design, technology, engineering, procurement, fabrication, modularization, construction, commissioning, maintenance, program management and environmental services to customers in the energy infrastructure market throughout the world, and is a provider of diversified government services. The Company's reporting segments are comprised of four operating groups: Engineering, Construction and Maintenance; Fabrication Services; Technology; and Government Solutions. Engineering, Construction and Maintenance operating group provides engineering, procurement, and construction for major energy infrastructure facilities, as well as comprehensive and integrated maintenance services. This segment includes Oil and Gas business unit (formerly Project Engineering and Construction segment) and Shaw's former Power and Plant Services segments. Fabrication Services operating group provides fabrication of piping systems, process and nuclear modules, and fabrication and erection of steel plate storage tanks and pressure vessels for the oil and gas, water and wastewater, mining, mineral processing and power generation industries. This segment includes former Steel Plate Structures segment and Shaw's former Fabrication and Manufacturing segment. Technology operating group provides licensed process technologies, catalysts, specialized equipment and engineered products for use in petrochemical facilities, oil refineries and gas processing plants and offers process planning and project development services, and a comprehensive program of aftermarket support. This segment primarily consists of former Lummus Technology segment. There are numerous regional, national and global competitors that offer similar services to those offered by each of the operating groups. The Company is subject to environmental laws and regulations, including those concerning emissions into the air; discharge into waterways; generation, storage, handling, treatment and disposal of waste materials; and health and safety.