Plumbing and Mechanical

French Utilities Compete in United States

June 8, 2000
Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux SA and its French utility rival Vivendi are competing for market share in the U.S. Vivendi spent $970 million to buy Milwaukee, Wis.-based Superior Services Inc. while Suez Lyonnaise purchased Nalco Chemical in Naperville, Ill., for $4.1 billion.