Homer Knost Arkel International is an infrastructure and technical services company helping organizations, governments and militaries work successfully in the world’s most austere and remote locations. With a 60+ year history of working overseas building plants, providing construction and power generation, logistical and life support, Arkel goes where others cannot or will not. We’ve built a reputation of fulfilling on our promises and the needs of our customers worldwide.

Arkel’s history began in 1955 when a young, ambitious Homer Knost moved to Louisiana to participate in the building of the post-war construction boom on the US Gulf Coast. Spanning over 60 years, Homer’s career generatored opportunities in 65+ countries in both the private and government sectors. Homer was one of the founders of the industrial construction industry in Baton Rouge working in the following areas: industrial engineering, construction, operations management and maintenance within a wide range of diversified projects, including petrochemical, power plants, cogeneration, pulp and paper, and sugar production facilities. He retired in 2001 when he turned over the operation of the company to his son, George H. Knost, III, as President.

In the spirit of Homer’s vision, Arkel continues Making it Possible as we expand our global footprint wherever our customers have needs.