Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. (GLDD) has just announced that the company is moving its corporate headquarters to Houston.
The company operates on every domestic coastline and throughout many inland U.S. waterways, with an expansive fleet of specialized dredging vessels.
According to GLDD, the move to Houston from Oak Brook, Ill., puts the company closer to key regional customers and new markets, especially along the Gulf Coast and the Mississippi River.
To further support the move, the company also recently opened strategic regional offices in Jacksonville, Fla., and Staten Island, N.Y.
“The move to Houston is a testament to the region’s extraordinary diversity of talent and competitive landscape. It also supports our important connections and outreach in geographies that will better serve our customer base,” CEO Lasse Petterson said.
The Houston headquarters, scheduled to open in early 2021, will be staffed gradually over the next 12 months. The company will maintain a business and operations support center in the Oak Brook area, stated GLDD.