Ron CrumPractice Leader for Industrial Site Selection CSRS, Inc.
Ron is the Practice Lead for Industrial Site Selection with CSRS, Inc., a regional consulting engineering firm in Baton Rouge, La. An experienced mechanical engineer, Ron has successfully sited numerous domestic and foreign industrial projects, including locations for major Fortune 500 refining, manufacturing and petrochemical clients.
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 the 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, site civil and geotechnical engineering, and program and grants management to all of our projects.
Geographic Areas Served:
The U.S. and Puerto Rico with a focus on the Southeast US and Texas
- Food processing
- Site Selection
- Due Diligence (wetlands, archeological, geotechnical, infrastructure, utilities, etc.)
- 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 negotiation, etc.
Development and implementation of an entire site certification program for a state or local EDO.
22 years of focused projects in economic development and site selection including the 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:
Avalon Rare Metals
Fund Energy (Chinese)
Hanwau Chemicals (Chinese)
HuaGuang Energy (Chinese)
IFFCO (Indian pharmaceutical)
LG Chemicals (S Korean)
Sasol ($21B FDI)
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 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.