Since 2009, PRIDE Industries has provided Base Operating Support Services to Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training center (JRTC). We manage 2,243 buildings, over 1,000 miles of roads, and more than 233,775 acres of land in Vernon Parish, Louisiana—all while assuring Fort Polk benefits from the high employee retention rates and low employee turnover that employees with disabilities boast.
Fort Polk features modern barracks, comfortable on-post housing, bustling offices, and sophisticated service facilities—all in need of maintenance. Additionally, Fort Polk features an entire mock Middle-Eastern town where soldiers practice fighting. As a result, the town’s features must be constantly rebuilt. Because of Fort Polk’s location, it is also subject to occasional hurricane damage and freeze events—necessitating rapid recovery protocols. Finally, Fort Polk was in need of a safe, attractive passage from barracks to commissary. In addition to initial construction, each of these elements and dynamics necessitate regular repair, cleanup, and minor rebuilding. It’s a tall order—ensuring the buildings and grounds remain in peak condition while considering the 8,000 soldiers and 13,000 family members that call Fort Polk home.
Starting in 2009, PRIDE Industries’ employees with disabilities have provided all of the following solutions in a timely, cost-effective manner: