Durham, NC

Confidential Pharmaceutical Client 4

During this gene therapy facility retrofit, SIC performed multiple services through a single point of contact—all on a fast-tracked schedule.

SIC team member working on at retrofit client facility

Value Delivered

Southern Industrial Constructors (SIC) provided multiple services through one point of contact, with early involvement on concrete demolition and replacement, and miscellaneous steelwork. The client depended on SIC for daily logistics support, common crane utilization, and process equipment and platform installation.

SIC planned logistics and process equipment installation at an offsite storage facility, helping improve quality control and efficiency. As a result of our time-saving services and strategies, the project was completed ahead of a fast-tracked schedule.

Client Objectives

The client sought to retrofit an existing facility to accommodate production for a new gene therapy product. The client acquired an existing warehouse in a local research park, which provided a shell and core for immediate operations during the retrofit. This strategy saved time, cut costs, and secured a location in the heart of a region rich in pharmaceutical and biotherapeutic research.


SIC provided multiple crafts, including:

  • Demolition and placement of flat and structural concrete needs for process, utility, and mechanical equipment
  • Logistics planning and offsite equipment
  • Rigging and millwright services
  • Equipment installation support for electrical instruments and controls, HVAC, and high-purity mechanical partners

Client Background

This client develops treatments for rare neurological genetic disorders.