Dow Poly B Packaging Warehouse


Dow Poly B Packaging Warehouse

2016 ABC National Excellence in Construction, Award of Excellence & ABC Pelican Chapter Excellence in Construction Award
Industrial Buildings

Project Overview

The new Poly B Packaging Warehouse is a pre-engineered metal building and precast office project providing critical product storage capacity for Dow’s Plaquemine plant, one of the largest petrochemical facilities in Louisiana and home to most of Dow’s global business. The 3,000-acre integrated manufacturing site produces more than 50 different basic and specialty chemical products. After facing a number of challenges including high river stages and 25 change orders, GROUP Contractors completed the project on schedule.

Construction Included:

  • 10,000 cubic yards of concrete
  • Concrete slabs with 1/4-inch levelness specifications
  • 86,000-square-foot building
  • Footings reaching 6 feet deep
  • Significant concrete forming and construction
  • Interior buildout and finishing
  • HVAC
  • Electrical and instrumentation


“GROUP’s performance to accomplish this project was outstanding. This project was met with many challenging obstacles ranging from constant inclement weather to a Mississippi River level that hindered the start of the project by causing delays in ground preparations. My hat’s off to you, David Talbot, and the site supervisor, Dustin Cutrer, for outstanding leadership and guidance to accomplish this project work successfully and overcoming these obstacles. The work was performed safely and with high quality, which is a direct reflection of the efforts you and your staff displayed in this task.”

Kerry Cautrelle, Construction Manager, Dow USA