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Turner’s Small Caps Group Constructs PVC Unit and Cooling Tower for Formosa

Turner Industries recently worked on the construction of an expanded PVC unit and a cooling tower for Formosa Plastics Corp. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The project, which lasted nine months, involved the collaboration of multiple Turner groups and divisions, and Turner self-performed 98% of the work.


  • Turner’s Small Caps Group: General Contractor 
  • Turner’s Decatur, Alabama Facility: Steel, Material Procurement Specifications, and Pipe Support Shop Fabrication 
  • Turner’s Port Allen, Louisiana Shop: Pipe Fabrication and Paint 
  • Turner’s SIPA Group: Scaffolding, Insulation, and Touchup Paint Services On Site 
  • Turner Specialty Services: Field Testing Services Such as Radiographic Testing and Positive Material Identification 
  • Turner’s Crane and Rigging Group: 30-Ton and 60-Ton Cranes, Trucks, Trailers, and Rigging Equipment


  • Site Preparation/Excavation: Minimal, Closure Welds to Underground Pipe 
  • Civil: Elevated Concrete Floor, Pump Pedestal Prepping, Etc. 
  • Structural Steel: More Than 50 Tons of Steel Erected on Expanded PVC Unit 
  • Equipment: More Than 15 Pumps, 2 Skids, 4 Vessels, 1 Tank, and Miscellaneous Screens, Filters, and Hoopers 
  • Hydro Testing: More Than 6,000 Feet of Pipe Tested 
  • Painting: 4,500 Feet of Paint Touchup 
  • Insulation: 4,000 Feet of Piping Insulation Plus Several Equipment Units  
  • Scaffolding: Erected and Dismantled Two Truckloads of Materials for Five Months in Various Areas 
  • Piping: More Than 6,000 Feet of Carbon, Stainless 304 and 316, Low-Temp Carbon, and Jacketed Pipe

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