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Procurement Services

CDI has provided comprehensive procurement services to our clients for more than 40 years. Our procurement specialists coordinate closely with design teams, construction teams, and the Owner to assess the unique requirements of each project. We have many long-term relationships with quality vendors, and an extensive preferred manufacturer list (PML), which we are able to [...]Read More

CEO Spotlight

CEO Spotlight Steve Karlovic has been President & CEO of CDI Engineering Solutions since 2018. Under his leadership, CDI experienced a turnaround from a negative trajectory to a period of progressive growth, at least until the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic interrupted that trend – an interruption he views as a “speed bump” (albeit, a [...]Read More

Beaumont Blood Drive

Beaumont Blood Drive On Thursday, May 21st, CDI Engineering Solutions’ Beaumont office partnered with LifeShare Blood Centers, a blood bank serving Louisiana, East Texas, and Arkansas, to help with the national blood shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the various stay-at-home orders and the need to social distance, blood banks have seen donations drop [...]Read More

Alcoa Substation Upgrade, Messena, NY

Alcoa Substation Upgrade, Messena, NY Since August of 2019, CDI Engineering Solutions has been supporting Alcoa’s Power Generation, Inc. (APGI) subsidiary at their Knoxville, TN, and Massena, NY, facilities. Aluminum smelting requires huge amounts of electricity and Alcoa has a whole subsidiary company focused on power generation to meet its needs, with interests in three [...]Read More

Air Filtration in Commercial Respirators

CDI Engineering Solutions has teamed with Louisiana State University (LSU) to find better solutions for air filtration cartridges in commercial respirators/ventilators. Filter cartridges are required in both the intake and exhaust air systems of respirators. Most are prepackaged disposable filters produced by a very limited number of firms in Asia. Because of the sharp increase [...]Read More


CDI Technical Resourcing focuses on contingent workforce placement, complex permanent placement, and enterprise-wide staffing cycle programs for engineering and related professional skill sets for the oil, gas, and chemical industry. With our experience providing turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction management services, CDI may have proven employees available for immediate assignment, and if not, CDI’s recruiters [...]Read More

CDI Team Lectures at LSU College of Engineering

Barry Thrasher, Mechanical Department Manager, and Kyle Wooster, Mechanical Engineer, were invited by LSU to deliver three lectures to LSU students in the Advanced Topics / Mechanical Engineering course (ME4933 Petro-Chemical Process Equipment) during the week of March 9th. This course was designed specifically to prepare mechanical engineering graduates for jobs in the petrochemical industry, [...]Read More

CDI Employees Make Masks to Combat COVID-19

Erik Hansen and his wife Clarissa Hansen have been busy making face masks in their spare time! Erik helped to cut up the vacuum bags for the filter portions. Clarissa then sewed over 300 masks that went out to local hospitals, clinics, law enforcement stations, and pharmacists, as well as to women who are close [...]Read More

We’re All In This Together

If your company was pressed by President Trump's executive order invoking the Defense Production Act or if you volunteered to assist in the production of critical equipment or medical devices needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, CDI Engineering Solutions is here to help. There are dwindling supplies of many items vital to the treatment of [...]Read More

Control Your Future DCS Migration and Upgrade

A Distributed Control System (DCS) migration is a project where some or all of a plant’s automation control equipment is replaced while introducing new technologies, functions, and features that will improve plant operations. Is it time to Migrate Your Distributed Control System? Operating an old DCS increases the risk of system failures, part availability, and [...]Read More