These were other war-related projects, such as reservoirs, pump stations and large water supply lines from river sources to the ship channel and other industries, and product lines between distant industrial plants. The Harris Reservoir on the Brazos for the Dow Plant at Freeport was one of the water supply facilities. What was later to become Jacinto City was planned for the influx of additional workers to the channel industries, and the streets, drainage, utility systems and treatment plants were designed.
Another project, financed by the federal government, was the design and the construction of the original plant for Converted Rice, Inc. (now Uncle Ben’s, Inc.) on Clinton Drive in Houston. The plant was based on a process that preserved the vitamins in the rice grain, giving the product long life and resistance to deterioration, which appealed to the military services during the war.