DSC and Supreme Join Forces: Supreme-DSC Dredge, LLC (USA)
On November 10, 2011, DSC Dredge, LLC and Supreme Dredge & Processing, LLC together created a new company known as Supreme-DSC Dredge, LLC. The company was formed as a Louisiana-based corporation with major component manufacturing taking place at the Stoneboro, PA manufacturing facility, as well as existing DSC facilities. DSC and Supreme have been discussing the possibility of combining forces to complement each company’s product lines since early 2011.
All that was needed was the catalyst to officially create Supreme-DSC Dredge, LLC. That catalyst was provided by interest from a Mid-West aggregate supplier that recently ordered a 16 yard clamshell dredge from Supreme-DSC Dredge, LLC. Key features for the dredge include: a 16 cubic yard bucket with extra weight for better penetration, 200 foot dredging depth capability, gantry style hoist frame, 50-ton electric hoist, and a multitude of processing and conveying equipment.
The Company was using a cutter suction dredge that could not penetrate a layer of hard cobblestones and wanted information on clamshell dredges.
“After touring their site and watching their cutterhead dredge and processing plant in operation, we were confident that our clamshell would be able to penetrate their deposit and be able to retrieve much more of their valuable reserves”, commented Neil Hoobler, President of Supreme-DSC.
The Company purchased a small used clamshell dredge to test the capability of mining the deposit mechanically. They knew the dredge was not big enough to meet their production requirements, but wanted to prove that it could effectively dig their deposit. The Company was confident that a clamshell dredge would dig the difficult deposit and was then ready to proceed with a larger machine. The Company signed a letter of intent in October and completed their selections for the processing equipment in November, resulting in an order for the new 16 yard clamshell dredge from Supreme-DSC. The dredge is scheduled to be commissioned in August 2012.
“We are very excited with our alignment with Neil and David Hoobler”, commented Bob Wetta, Operating Manager of Supreme-DSC Dredge, LLC. “The Hoobler’s (Supreme) are known as a leader in the industry for custom clamshell dredges. DSC is known as a leader in the industry for custom hydraulic dredges. The joining of forces will allow for continued growth and multiple manufacturing locations. DSC’s mission is to be the preferred high quality dredge manufacturer and we have now extended this into a new product line, mechanical dredges”, added Wetta.
“DSC Dredge is a major player in thcutter suction dredge market. combining our product line with theirswe can offer customers thepossible solution for their dredapplication. We also look forwardworking with the sales team at DSC toincrease our market share in the Uwhile expanding into the internationamarket as well”, stated Neil Hoobler.
DSC Dredge LLC has major manufacturing facilities located in Poplarville, MS and Greenbush, MI with its headquarters in Reserve, LA. With sales and services in over 40 countries, DSC strives to be the preferred high quality dredge manufacturer. Supreme Dredge & Processing, LLC is one of the leading clamshell dredge manufacturers in the United States. The new conglomerate, Supreme-DSC Dredge, LLC, will continue to offer the full Supreme product line including dredges, conveying systems, bins, hoppers, work boats, rock barges and buckets.
Dredging Today Staff, November 28, 2011; Image: dscdredge