Based out of St. Louis, Forrest Ford was a full service consulting company which started a Dallas branch in 1988.
Based out of Denver, Colorado, CIBER (Consulting in Business, Engineering and Research) maintained a Dallas branch of between 30 and 50 employees.
MBNA America purchased Southwestern States Bankcard Association (SSBA) in the late 1980s and eventually grew to become one of the largest credit card processing organizations in North America. MBNA America was acquired by Bank of America in 2006.
ARCO (Atlantic Richfield) Oil & Gas was headquartered in the ARCO Tower in downtown Dallas since August of 1983. Designed by architect I.M. Pei, ARCO sold the building in the mid 1990 as recommended by auditors.
Fina Oil & Chemicals US, a division of American Petrofina, was located in the Campbell Center North Tower on the southeast corner of Central Expressway and Northwest Highway in Dallas, TX. Many know of the twin gold towers from the opening credits of the TV series Dallas.
Our KPMG project at UTHSC-Houston was a payroll system development using the code generator Transform Logic. Transform Logic was an alternative to the popular code generator TELON but was far more powerful (in my opinion) though it was extremely resource intensive.
Transamerica Real Estate Tax, a division of Transamerica Corporation, moved to Dallas from California in the mid 1990s and occupied several floors in the old Renaissance Tower (with the X on it) which also held the headquarter office of Blockbuster video. Firstamerica Bank was a spin-off of Transamerica due to the Bank Holding Company Act of the 1950s.