Featured Projects

Lasalle Lumber - New Lumbermill

Hunt Forest Products and Tolko Industries Ltd. teamed up to build a new $115 million lumber mill next door to the Drax Lasalle Bioenergy facility in Urania, LA. Once completed and operational, the Urania sawmill will require up to 850,000 tons of wood per year, with plans to produce approximately 200 million board feet of lumber annually. Southern Industrial Contractors started the site work on Easter weekend of 2018. SIC is performing all site work, underground storm drainage, rail loadout foundations, scale foundations, T-shed foundations, and placement of 22 acres of concrete paving along with the cement soil stabilization. SIC is utilizing our onsite central mix concrete plant for concrete production. This sawmill is scheduled to operational by the end of 2018.

U.S. Steel - New Threading Line

As one of U.S. Steel’s oldest business lines, U.S. Steel Tubular Products introduced the first seamless drill pipe to the oil and gas industry before World War I. The 1963 Buttress Thread, which was adopted as an API standard, remains the foundation for many of the industry’s premium connections. US Steel recently added a new threading line to their existing tubular threading facility in Houston, TX. For this expansion, Southern Industrial Contractors was chosen by US Steel to perform the site work, concrete foundations and slabs, structural steel erection, pre-engineered metal building erection, overhead bridge crane installation, masonry, and numerous other scopes of work. Southern Industrial Contractors completed this expansion in seven months.

JW Aluminum - Project Boilermaker

JW Aluminum expanded its Mount Holly flat rolled aluminum plant in Goose Creek, South Carolina. This project, referred to as Boilermaker, will greatly enhance JW Aluminum’s capabilities to serve its primary end markets. The facility’s growth is expected to bring $255 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of 50 new jobs. The new MINO Hot Tandem Mill will be installed in line with a Hazelett Twin Belt Caster using the Hazelett Twin-belt Continuous Casting Process. The mill will be capable of continuously rolling, dividing and coiling aluminum strip with a max. width of 2000 mm (78.74”), down to a minimum gauge of 2.5 mm (0.1”). The Hazelett® Model AS2000 casting machine being supplied is capable of producing 2000 mm wide strip at approximately 50 metric tons per hour. Alloy capabilities include 1XXX, 3XXX, 5XXX, and 6XXX series. With this new expansion, the plant will be one of the most efficient and green aluminum production plants in North America. Performing under the direction of O'Brien & Gere Engineers (OBG), Southern Industrial Contractors has been performing the site work and heavy concrete structures for the new Melt Building. These included 4 new Mecatherm melting furnace foundations and 2 new Mecatherm holder foundations. SIC is also installing the sheet pile cofferdam for the new MINO Rolling Mill foundation. JWA expects construction to be complete in early 2020.


November 2017 - Drax Biomass Inc., a leading manufacturer of sustainably sourced compressed wood pellets, began start up production at its newest facility, LaSalle Bioenergy in Urania, Louisiana in November 2017. This facility is capable of producing approximately 450,000 metric tons of wood pellets per year. As part of the plant upgrades, SIC mobilized our rock crusher to the project site to crush approximately 12,000 tons of existing concrete structures. SIC also staged our portable concrete plant at the project site which, along with 5 cement storage silos, made it possible to produce and pour over 16,000 cubic yards of concrete paving in 45 days. SIC is proud to be a part of the project team at Lasalle BioEnergy.


Roy O. Martin Lumber is nearing completion on its $280 million new oriented strand board (OSB) in Corrigan, Texas. As the only greenfield OSB plant under construction in the country, this project encompasses over 158 acres and 1,854 direct construction jobs. Southern Industrial Contractors is proud to be a part of this landmark project.

German Pellets Plant in Urania, Louisiana

CONSTRUCTED 2014 – 2015 / OWNERS German Pellets GmBH / TOTAL PROJECT VALUE $300 million


• All sitework which encompassed over 100 acres of clearing and grubbing, mass grading, fine grading, drainage and utilities, and erosion control
• All concrete structures including equipment foundations, pits, trenches, walls, loading docks, and building slabs
• All structural steel including fabrication and erection

Drax Biomass

Morehouse, Amite, Lasalle, and Port of Baton Rouge Facilities

CONSTRUCTED 2015 – 2017 / OWNERS Drax Biomass / TOTAL PROJECT VALUE $300 million


  • Site work
  • Concrete structures and paving including equipment foundations, pits, trenches, walls, loading docks, and building slabs
  • Structural steel including fabrication and erection
  • H-Pilings for Log Crane Foundation
  • New Truck Dumps
  • Aeration Trenches
  • Over 30,000 CY of concrete paving
  • Roseburg Forest Products

    CONSTRUCTED 2015 / OWNERS Roseburg Forest Products / TOTAL PROJECT VALUE $44 million


  • All sitework which encompassed over 30 acres of clearing and grubbing, mass grading, fine grading, drainage and utilities, and
  • erosion control

  • All concrete structures including equipment foundations, pits, trenches, and 125,000 SF of building slab
  • Railroad Crossings
  • Ash Grove Cement – Foreman Plant Expansion

    Southern Industrial Contractors completed work on the Ash Grove Cement Foreman Plant expansion. The site work scope included the excavation of over one million cubic yards of dirt and the removal of over 200,000 cubic yards of rock. It also entailed the placement of all storm drain piping and related concrete structures, the construction of over five miles of concrete and stone roads, and the installation of the water lines and other necessary underground piping.

    Southern Industrial Contractors also constructed the Raw Materials Storage Building for Ash Grove, which is a 300,000 SF pre-engineered metal building with eave heights up to 80 feet, heavy conveyor systems, and numerous equipment foundations.

    Project Reference:
    Mr. Frank Plummer, Ash Grove’s Plant Engineer
    870-542-6217 ext.3280


    TEAM SIC has kicked off construction for the West Pier Facilities in Gulfport, MS.
    Valued at $50 million, this is part of the Port’s $570 million Restoration Program to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. About 1,200 jobs will be created and the Port will reach an estimated capacity of one million TEUs. SIC is proud to be a part of another landmark project!!

    This project included:

    • 2,700 square prestress precast concrete pilings ranging from 16” to 24” in diameter and up to 102’ in length
    • 25,000 CY of structural cast-in-place concrete
    • Fabrication and erection of 325,000 SF of pre-engineered metal building
    • Fabrication and erection of all structural steel
    • 105 dock levelers / bumpers / vehicle restraint systems | 108 overhead coiling doors
    • Interior Cooler and refrigeration system
    • 1,300 LF of rail loading dock
    • 10,000 SF gatehouse and 10,000 SF 3-story administration building
    Saint-Gobain Norpro

    Saint-Gobain Norpro is constructing a 100,000-square-foot facility on a 68-acre parcel of land in Saline County Arkansas. The new $100 million facility is expected to employ up to 140 people once completed. The new plant will manufacture ceramic proppants—spherical beads about the size of a grain of sand, that maintain integrity under extreme pressure. Proppants are inserted into underground fractures in oil and gas wells to “prop” open the fracture and increase productivity of the wells. Southern Industrial Contractors is currently performing specialty equipment foundations, heavy building slabs, structural concrete, and various other site work items.

    Reynolds Packaging Plant

    Southern Industrial Contractors is currently replacing two furnaces at the Reynolds Packaging Plant.This work includes demolition and tearing out two furnaces and associated foundations. These two furnaces will be replaced with one Hertwich Furnace (SMS) that can produce the same capacity as two furnaces. SIC is also performing the refractory work with RHI Ag. SIC has manned the project with a highly skilled day and night crew, specialized equipment and materials to be able to complete this shut-down within 70 days. from start. Is your facility looking at any upcoming modernization and/or expansions? If so, please give us a call and we will be happy to send a representative to your facility to provide a comprehensive proposal.

    Amerities South LLC

    Southern Industrial Contractors has been chosen as the general contractor for this grassroots railroad cross tie treating facility to be located in Hope, AR. Project includes over 1,000,000 cubic yards of site work, over 300,000 sq.ft. of pre-engineered metal buildings on drilled pier supported concrete slab and foundations, and specialty electrical and mechanical.

    Globalplex Transit Warehouse – Reserve, LA

    This project consisted of the construction of a 75,000 SF pre-engineered metal building. It featured a standing seam roof, 114 skylights, dry-pipe sprinkler system, electrical and plumbing, 16 overhead doors, seven personnel doors, 113 dock bumpers, and seven dock levelers, all supported by over 1,000 pre-cast 14″ square concrete piles (each 65 ft. long) and a heavy reinforced concrete building slab. This project also included over three acres of concrete paving.

    Project Reference:
    Mr. Aubrey Gravois, Title
    Port of South Louisiana

    TXU – Luminant Mining Oak Hill, TEXAS

    Southern Industrial Contractors (SIC) completed a new coal dump facility for TXU Mining Company located in Oak Hill, TX. This project had a very demanding schedule, which SIC manned with more than 50 personnel, consisting of rod busters, concrete finishers, iron workers, equipment operators, and surveyors.

    Southern Industrial Contractors crews performed work on concrete walls that were over three feet thick and over 40 feet tall. SIC crews also placed wing walls, buttress walls, numerous footings and concrete foundations for new equipment and new conveyors.

    Roy O. Martin Lumber OSB Plant – Oakdale, Louisiana

    Roy O. Martin Lumber’s new Oriented Stranded Board (OSB) facility, valued at over $300 million and located in Oakdale, LA, made its first board in January of 2007. This facility is now the largest OSB plant of its kind in the United States and Southern Industrial Contractors (SIC) is proud to have been a part of this landmark project. Combined with another project valued at $70 million at the MARTCO Plywood Facility in Chopin, LA, SICs scope of work at these two Roy O. Martin facilities included the erection of over 200,000 square feet of pre-engineered metal building with eave heights of up to 85 feet, mass concrete paving, specialty foundation work, structural erection, site work, and railroad work.

    Project References:
    Mr. Jonathan E. Martin, Roy O. Martin, President

    Mr. Adrian Schoonover, Roy O. Martin, VP Engineering

    Mr. Robert Cooper, Johnson & Pace Engineers, Project Engineer

    Mr. Curtis Wright, Mid-South Engineers, Project Engineer

    Ash Grove Cement Foreman, Arkansas Facility Expansion

    This project, valued at over $350 million, is estimated to increase Ash Grove’s current production by 700,000 tons per year for a total production of 1.7 million tons annually. Part of Ash Grove’s expansion included a 240,000 SF Raw Material Storage Building. Through a design-build proposal, Southern Industrial Contractors (SIC) was chosen as the design-build contractor for the Raw Material Storage Building.

    Southern Industrial Contractors (SIC) self-performed the site work, which included the excavation of over 400,000 cubic yards of on-site limestone. SIC also self-performed the concrete foundations and building erection of a pre-engineered metal building with dimensions of 1,344 feet long by 180 feet wide clear span. The building has peak heights of approximately 80 feet and a Standing Seam Roof with a roof pitch of six on 12. Construction of the Raw Material Storage Building began on August 31, 2008 and was substantially completed five (5) months later on December 31, 2008.

    Project References:
    Frank Plummer or Ralph Jones, Ash Grove Cement

    Tony Partain or Kent Free, Teton Industrial Construction

    Robert Cooper, Johnson and Pace Engineers

    Pre-engineered metal building was supplied by United Structures of America (USA Buildings)
    Dennis Parrino

    Ron Fletcher

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