Ron CrumPractice Lead - Industrial Site Selection CSRS, Inc.
An award winning, multidiscipline infrastructure engineering consulting firm headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA, CSRS leverages its core competencies in engineering and land planning to provide industrial and commercial clients, both foreign and domestic, with the full gamut of site selection services. From site identification to site qualification our location strategists implement all facets of due diligence delivering optimum results for our clients. As a full service firm, our services extend into the architectural, engineering and program management arenas allowing CSRS to assist our clients from project inception/planning to siting and into construction and startup.
Partnering with state and regional EDOs, CSRS focuses on enhancing the inventory of product (build-ready sites) through identification of quality sites and the design and implementation of a quality site certification program.
With additional offices in New Orleans and Lake Charles, LA and Dallas, TX, our team brings expertise in site selection, economic development strategy development, incentive negotiations, site civil and geotechnical engineering, and program and grants management to all of our projects.
Geographic Areas Served:
US and Puerto Rico
- Energy (mid-stream and downstream)
- Food processing
- Site Selection
- Due Diligence (wetlands, archeological, geotechnical, infrastructure, utilities, etc.)
- Incentive negotiations
- Site Civil
Areas of Expertise:
All aspects of site selection including but not limited to site identification, fatal flaw analysis, site certification, economic development impacts analysis, site due diligence, site civil, infrastructure analysis, logistics analysis, incentive negotiations, etc.
Development and implementation of an entire site certification program for a state EDO, local EDO, railway or electric utility.
22 years of focused projects in economic development and site selection including development of state-wide site certification programs. During his career, Ron worked for Borg-Warner, Dow, URS/AECOM, and most recently, CSRS.
Notable Past Clients (Partial, alpha order):
American Ethane (ethane cracker)
Avalon Rare Metals
Fund Energy (Chinese)
Hanwau Chemicals (Chinese)
HuaGuang Energy (Chinese)
IFFCO (Indian pharmaceutical)
LG Chemicals (S Korean)
SABIC (Saudi; ethane cracker)
Sasol ($21B FDI; ethane cracker & gasification plant)
Shiva Pharmaceuticals (Indian)
Teijin Chemical (Japanese)
US Marine Corps
Viking Cruise Lines (Swiss)
Zeep (South LA Methanol)
B.S, Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University with postgraduate studies in numerous fields from portfolio management and welding to art and real estate.
Ron has been an active member/committee member of numerous highly regarded national and regional industrial organizations for 25+ years.
He was a founding member of the Business Advisory Board of the local community college system (10+ years) and was on the LSU Civil/Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Boards (12 years.) Lastly, Ron was a founding member of the Educational Advisory Board for a major inner-city high school in Baton Rouge for 12-years.
Ron resides with his incredible wife and soul-mate of 40-years, Patti, in their home in Baton Rouge. They have two grown children. Ron’s hobbies include investing, reading, travel, and long-haul motorcycle riding with his grown son.