Marathon Petroleum Company

12” wide polymer concrete trench drains for Marathon Petroleum Company

Project Highlight: Swiftdrain's Precast Concrete Trench Drain System for Marathon Petroleum

Client: Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Contractor: BDG Electrical
Supplier: Swiftdrain
Location: 5030 Miller Way, Columbus, GA 31909

Project Overview

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, a leading American petroleum refining, marketing, and transportation company, recently undertook an infrastructure enhancement project to optimize their operational efficiency. Integral to this upgrade was the installation of a robust drainage solution capable of handling significant volumes of runoff while maintaining structural integrity under heavy-duty usage. Swiftdrain was selected to furnish a pre-sloped 12” wide polymer concrete trench drain, spanning a length of 41 feet, to meet these exacting requirements.

Product and Installation

Swiftdrain provided a meticulously engineered precast concrete trench drain system, designed specifically to accommodate the high-demand environment of Marathon Petroleum’s facilities. The chosen trench drain system featured:

Pre-sloped Design: Ensuring efficient water flow and minimizing the risk of standing water, which is critical in preventing damage and maintaining safety.

12” Wide Polymer Concrete: Offering superior strength, chemical resistance, and durability, ideal for industrial applications.

41 Feet Length: Custom-fitted to Marathon Petroleum’s operational needs, providing extensive coverage and effective drainage.

The installation was expertly executed by BDG Electrical, a contractor renowned for its precision and reliability in industrial installations. Their expertise ensured that the trench drain was seamlessly integrated into Marathon Petroleum’s existing infrastructure, facilitating a smooth transition and minimal disruption to operations.

Impact on Operations

The implementation of Swiftdrain's trench drain system has had a significant positive impact on Marathon Petroleum’s operational efficiency. Key benefits include:

Enhanced Safety: The pre-sloped design effectively channels water away from critical areas, reducing the risk of slips, falls, and equipment damage due to water accumulation.

Operational Efficiency: With the improved drainage capacity, Marathon Petroleum can maintain cleaner and safer working environments, crucial for uninterrupted operations in the petroleum industry.

Durability and Longevity:The polymer concrete material ensures long-term performance and resilience against the harsh conditions typical in a refinery setting, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.



Swiftdrain's high-quality, pre-sloped polymer concrete trench drain system has proven to be an invaluable asset to Marathon Petroleum Corporation. The successful collaboration between Marathon Petroleum, BDG Electrical, and Swiftdrain exemplifies the synergy required to achieve optimal industrial infrastructure solutions. This project not only showcases Swiftdrain's commitment to engineering excellence but also highlights their capability to deliver tailored solutions that meet the rigorous demands of the petroleum industry.

  • 12” wide
  • 41 linear feet
  • Class E
  • Ductile iron grates