December 2017 Newsletter
Southern Industrial Contractors has been very busy the second half of 2017.
Below are some of our notable projects from this time period.
Lasalle BioEnergy- Urania, Louisiana
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 in our rock crusher to crush approximately 12,000 tons of existing concrete structures. SIC also mobilized in our portable concrete plant 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.
International Paper- Queen City, Texas
Owner- International Paper
Prime Contractor-RHTC
Engineer- Ford Bacon & Davis

Southern Industrial Contractors has recently completed a new infeed conveyor foundation for
International Paper which is the Texarkana mill located in Queen City, Texas. This project
involved the installation of 16 H-piles 14 X 117 which were 80' long as well as installation of 250
cubic yards of structural concrete. The project schedule for this work was extremely tight. The existing
plant's log cranes and infeed deck could only be shut down for 5 days, therefore, the work had to
be completed in less than 5 days. Southern Industrial Contractors started this work at 1 AM on
Monday morning and all work was completed by Friday at 12 noon.
Southern Industrial Contractors' manpower, equipment, and approach to the work was very
professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. They mobilized two crawler cranes to the worksite
which were a 250-ton crawler crane and an 80-ton crawler crane along with pile hammers and
hydraulic drills for the pile installation. The 16 H-piles were completed within the first 36 hours
of the shutdown. SIC then completed the concrete foundation work with their own concrete
crews, who were also very efficient and knowledgeable.
Southern Industrial Contractors was responsive to the project's unique needs, provided
invaluable expertise for their scope of work, and overall performed very well. International Paper
would highly recommend Southern Industrial Contractors for future projects and upcoming
Amite BioEnergy- Gloster, Mississippi
In 2017 Amite BioEnergy made improvements to the Amite facility which included new log crane foundations, truck dumps, in plant roads, conveyors, dry storage silos, and other upgrades which are anticipated to increase pellet production by 75,000 tons. Southern Industrial Contractors is proud to have been a part of the Amite plant's improvements this year.
Corrigan OSB L.L.C.- Corrigan, Texas
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 construction jobs. Southern Industrial Contractors is proud to be a part of this landmark project.
Union Pacific Railroad at Monticello Bypass- Monticello, Arkansas
SIC received substantial completion on the Monticello Bypass mid-October of this year. This first section of I-69 in Arkansas spans over 8 miles and is part of the $30 billion I-69 total investment that will connect Port Huron in northern Michigan to the southern border of Texas below Laredo. SIC was proud to be a part of this historical project.
Morehouse BioEnergy- Bastrop, Louisiana
In 2017 Morehouse BioEnergy made improvements to the Morehouse facility which included new log crane foundations, truck dumps, in plant roads, conveyors, dry storage silos, and other upgrades which are anticipated to increase pellet production by 75,000 tons. Southern Industrial Contractors is proud to have been a part of the Morehouse plant's improvements this year.
U.S. HWY 80- Monroe, Louisiana
The Louisiana Department of Transportation has received funding to rehabilitate approximately 2 miles of Highway 80 in eastern Ouachita Parish along the Russell Sage Wildlife Refuge. This project involves the removal and replacement of four feet of existing soil, soil cement stabilization, and two miles of new roadway. SIC was awarded this work earlier this year and started the project in June 2017. SIC is expecting a June 2018 completion for this project.
SIC Portable Onsite Concrete Plants
Southern Industrial Contractors- Johnson Ross CMI Ranger 750 cubic yard per hour twin drum central mix concrete plant is currently staged at Drax Lasalle BioEnergy. SIC owns four portable central mix concrete plants.
Give us a call for your upcoming project needs.

Southern Industrial Contractors is a full-service construction firm specializing in:

Site work, drilling & blasting, rock removal
Pile Driving (H-Piles,concrete pilings,auger- cast, drill piers, sheet piling)
Concrete Foundations/Slabs/Structures/Walls/Pits, Concrete Paving
Concrete Demo/Crushing/Recycling,
Mechanical Installation
Crawler Crane Services/Rigging (450 tons cranes)
Structural Steel Fabrication/Erection
Pre- engineered metal building erection
Utility Installation, Fireline, Storm Drain, Gas Line