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  • 16 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a Request for Applications soliciting proposals from states, municipalities, tribes, universities and nonprofit organizations for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to fund new projects to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Up to $9.5 million will be available during the current funding cycle. Grants will be awarded on a […]

  • 14 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The federal agencies and departments of the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force announced opportunities for the public to provide input to a planned update of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan. The updated Action Plan would direct Great Lakes restoration for fiscal years 2015-2019. The public may comment directly to the federal agencies and […]

  • 10 February 2012

    The Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday held a nomination hearing for Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick to be the new Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., used the opportunity to press the nominee on the need for additional funding for Great Lakes dredging and maintenance. “The […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of four Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling more than $1.3 million in northern Ohio to fund green infrastructure projects to improve water quality in Lake Erie. Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the EPA Administrator, was joined at Lakewood Park to announce the projects by Congresswoman […]

  • 2 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has announced that Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, has received a $10 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to monitor coastal wetlands around the Great Lakes basin over the next five years. This project expands an existing GLRI grant to the university for Great Lakes wetlands monitoring. “This new […]

  • 14 February 2012

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of commercial and industrial demolition and remediation services, announced its participation with DEME in the Wheatstone LNG Project dredging works in Australia. Dredging International (Australia) Pty Ltd, a member of the DEME Group, has been […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the completion of all cleanup work required to remove the Ashtabula River on Lake Erie from the binational list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern. The Ashtabula River is one of 43 contaminated sites on the Great Lakes designated as a Great Lakes Area of Concern by the […]

  • 5 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2019. According to GLDD Chief Executive Officer, Lasse Petterson, bidding activity increased significantly, with over $1.0 billion in projects bid in the third quarter. Operationally, the quarter had lower dredging activity, due to several vessel dry dockings. The […]

  • 1 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has just reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. Chief Executive Officer Lasse Petterson commented, “The first quarter of 2019 was an exceptional quarter driven by strong project performance, resulting in net income from continuing operations of $20.5 million and an adjusted EBITDA from continuing […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, along with a bipartisan group of senators, sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing concern about reports that the Trump Administration’s 2018 budget request will include a 97 percent cut to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The senators wrote, in part: “As members of the Senate Great […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Brian Higgins has announced that the approval of H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act, which authorizes the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), will provide $300 million in funding for Great Lakes projects. “Cleanup of the Great Lakes is providing long-term environmental benefits and immediate economic returns,” said Congressman Higgins. “Continued funding for the Great […]

  • 14 February 2013

     U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) issued the following statement after the Michigan State Waterways Commission approved emergency spending for Great Lakes Harbor Dredging in line with a plan put forward by Governor Snyder.  Miller said: “I applaud the quick action taken today by the Michigan State Waterways Commission on the first step in the plan […]

  • 4 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced today it will be attending the Jefferies 2011 Global Industrial and A&D Conference in New York on Wednesday August 10, 2011. Katie Hayes, Treasurer and Director of Investor Relations, will be participating in one-on-one meetings. The Company Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation is the largest provider of […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval of H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). “Western New York serves as a microcosm demonstrating the great economic potential and benefits of protecting and improving our nation’s waterways,” said Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force. It is estimated that […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy today released a new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Action Plan. The plan lays out steps that federal agencies will take during the next five years to protect water quality, control invasive species and restore habitat in the largest surface fresh water system in the world. McCarthy, […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced that the Omnibus spending bill – a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year – includes $1.1 billion in funding for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF), an increase of $100 million over last year’s allocation. The Harbor Maintenance […]

  • 9 August 2013

    During a tour of the Port of Oswego day before yesterday, Representative Dan Maffei (D-NY) and Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY) announced a new effort to pass a strong Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) and bring critical support and infrastructure improvements to Central New York Ports and the Great Lakes region. This legislation will significantly impact […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA), co-chairman of the Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition, delivered remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives recently in support of an amendment he introduced to H.R. 4923, the Energy and Water Appropriations Act, 2015. The amendment ensures that H.R. 4923 complies with a provision within the recently-enacted Water Resources Reform […]

  • 13 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Overall U.S. maritime cargo volumes in the Great Lakes region are recovering from extreme lows experienced in 2009, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration. The report, Status of the U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Water Transportation Industry, finds that the U.S. Great Lakes maritime industry is generally healthy, providing […]

  • 21 March 2012

    The U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet is returning to service to keep industrial America on the mend. The first vessel to get underway was the tug/barge unit DOROTHY ANN/PATHFINDER on March 5. The vessel will spend the month shuttling iron ore within Cleveland Harbor. Next to sail was the cement carrier SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN/INNOVATION. The tug/barge […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House of Representatives has sent another clear signal that it is committed to ending the dredging crisis on the Great Lakes. An amendment to the Energy & Water Appropriations bill mandates that the Great Lakes Navigation System gets the 10 percent of increased funding for dredging that is promised in the Water Resources […]

  • 16 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced today it will be attending the WJB Capital Industrial Conference in Lake Geneva, WI on Thursday August 18, 2011. Jonathan W. Berger, Chief Executive Officer, will be participating in one-on-one meetings. The Company Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation is the largest provider of dredging services in the […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that two U.S. Areas of Concern, Deer Lake in the Lake Superior basin and White Lake in the Lake Michigan basin, have been removed from the binational list of toxic hotspots that were targeted for cleanup in the U.S.-Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. After decades during which […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the completion of all cleanup work required to remove the Ashtabula River on Lake Erie from the binational list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern. EPA Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes Program Manager Susan Hedman was joined for the announcement by U.S. Representative Dave Joyce, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency […]

  • 20 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) today reported financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018. As of December 31, 2018, GLDD concluded that it intends to sell the Environmental and Infrastructure (“E&I”) business during the first half of 2019. Based on this decision, this business has been classified as an […]

  • 24 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    This month, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow is highlighting Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) success stories throughout Michigan and the importance of federal funding to protect the Michigan’s lakes and waterways. Stabenow yesterday joined Steve Largent, Boardman River Program Coordinator and Trout Unlimited member, and Amy Beyer, Executive Director of the Conservation Resource Alliance, to highlight […]