WEDA Presents 2019 Dredger of the Year Award

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J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. (Brennan) has announced that President and CEO Matt Binsfeld was named the 2019 Dredger of the Year on Thursday, June 6th at the 2019 WEDA Dredging Summit and Expo in Chicago, IL.

The highly-respected award recognizes one individual annually who has made extensive and outstanding contributions to the dredging community.

Matthew Roger Binsfeld received WEDA’s “2019 Annual Dredger of the Year Award” in recognition of his commitment to the dredging community, to the health and safety of the workers in the dredging industry, to the importance of information sharing and for always being available to help others, reported WEDA.

When asked to summarize his experience working within the marine industry and his new title as 2019 Dredger of the Year, Binsfeld shared the following:

I am truly honored to receive this award. The Western Dredging Association is an important group for the advancement of the dredge industry in the United States, North and South America. To be recognized amongst your peers is always nice, however, I find it more so an opportunity for reflection. I have been truly blessed to have some wonderful mentors in my career, the only way I can repay them, is to pay it forward. Most of all I want everyone to know that this is an award for all of Brennan. There is not a day that goes by where I don’t think about how lucky and fortunate I am to work with so many awesome and dedicated people. Our work has great purpose and we are making a positive impact in this country because of our great team and high-quality work.”

Brennan was established 100 years ago as a family-owned company. Based on the Mississippi River in western Wisconsin, the company currently provides marine, environmental, dam, harbor, and railroad solutions.


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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee:

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