DRT America

Rincon, GA


12-Acre Process Plant




Based in Southwestern France, DRT is an international chemical processing corporation that specializes in renewable raw materials and industrial chemistry. DRT America, located in Rincon, Georgia, is the first U.S. based facility and now ranks as the most modern turpentine distillation plant in the world.

Built on 60 acres of land located within a region of the country that is home to heavy forestry and paper production, DRT America transforms raw pulpwood waste into valuable chemicals. With a focus on chemically engineering turpentine from paper mill resin product, DRT refineries aid in significantly reducing our world’s ecological footprint. 

The electrical portion of this project included complete power distribution, lighting, fire alarm, data, and lightning protection. Gaylor Electric was also responsible for pulling and terminating service cable in conduit duct bank and grounding terminations.


In regards to design, Gaylor Electric was responsible for furnishing all engineering and design services in order to fully perform and complete the work in accordance with the drawings and specifications. Our team provided all design plans for heat-trace piping, and network and auxiliary systems based on criteria provided by the client. The team followed through with the complete install. In addition, our team provided all design plans for heat-trace piping, and network and auxiliary systems, along with the complete install.


Nearing the end of the project, our electrical team experienced scheduling conflicts with the mechanical team. The Gaylor crew was on-schedule to pull cable to 78 individual motors for install. However, mechanical was behind schedule, which caused a delay in the motors being in place in time to pull our cable. Fortunately, Gaylor designed a 3D model of cabling layout for DRT’s advanced system – which ultimately provided us with an alternative plan for the motor installation process.

Our electrical team was able to pull cable to the precise projected location of the motors – instead of waiting for mechanical to put them in place. Once the motors were ready for install, Gaylor was able to go back and quickly complete the work.