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  • 10 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Memphis District of the Army Corps recently completed another important Mississippi River project located just across the Mississippi River from New Madrid, Missouri. The stone dike construction project, named Kentucky Point, Kentucky, was designed to assist in maintaining a safe and reliable navigation channel for commercial towboats in the Mississippi River. It also directly […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) yesterday awarded $9.5 million in grants to eight marine highways projects across the Nation under the America’s Marine Highway Program.  The funding supports the enhancement of navigable waterways and expands existing waterborne freight services in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington and […]

  • 11 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Nashville District has completed work to repair a slope above the Cumberland River diversion channel in Loyall, Kentucky. The Corps of Engineers awarded the $3,921,775 Loyall Slide Repair contract February 13, 2019 to Kay & Kay Contracting, LLC, in London, Kentucky. Michael Lee, Nashville District project manager, said that […]

  • 27 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The 2020 WEDA Midwest Chapter Meeting will be held on March 24-26, in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The event will offer individuals and firms an opportunity to make presentations in the following areas: sediment investigation, environmental dredging, navigational dredging, coast/shoreline protection and restoration, sediment management and re-use, surveying, etc. According to […]

  • 16 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Louisville District and local project sponsor, Louisville MSD, hosted a press conference yesterday to announce their partnership to complete the Three Forks of Beargrass Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study. “This is a monumental day and a monumental moment for Beargrass Creek,” said Louisville MSD Director Tony Parrott at the […]

  • 27 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The 2019 WEDA Midwest Chapter Meeting is set to begin next week at the Embassy Suites Memphis, Tennessee. The event – taking place March 6-8, 2019 – will offer individuals and firms an opportunity to make presentations in the following areas: sediment investigation, environmental dredging, navigational dredging, coast/shoreline protection and restoration, sediment management and re-use, surveying, etc. According to […]

  • 16 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) has revealed details about the 2019 Midwest Chapter meeting. The meeting will be held March 6-8, 2019 in Memphis, TN at the Embassy Suites Hotel Memphis. As in previous years, the 2019 Midwest Chapter Meeting will offer individuals and firms an opportunity to make presentations in the following areas: sediment investigation, environmental dredging, navigational dredging, coast/shoreline […]

  • 27 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Dorena-Hickman Ferry said in their latest announcement that their ferry is now open on regular schedule. The ferry was closed on Monday, August 20, for dredging of the Hickman Harbor. The dredging is still going on in the harbor, but is now far away enough that it does not impact the ferry, the provider […]

  • 17 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Soy Transportation Coalition (SCT) recently presented the research that identifies farmer benefit of dredging the Lower Mississippi River. The STC research highlights that shipping costs for soybeans from Mississippi Gulf export terminals would decline 13 cents per bushel ($5 per metric ton) if the lower Mississippi River is dredged to 50 ft. The research […]

  • 12 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    An agreement for a new Marlin Class electric dredger purchase between Nugent Sand Company of Louisville, KY and DSC Dredge, LLC was confirmed following the NSSGA 2018 Annual Convention and AGG1 Expo, held in Houston, Texas.  Commenting the latest announcement, Tom Nugent, President of Nugent Sand Company, who also serves on the NSSGA Board of […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) has announced that the 2018 WEDA Midwest Chapter Meeting will be held at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel from March 13-15th, 2018 in Toledo, OH. The Midwest Chapter of WEDA represents Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada. As in previous […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker yesterday said that Senate confirmation of Rickey Dale James to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works is important for the future of navigation and flood control works in Mississippi. The Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm James, who was recommended by Cochran and Wicker early last […]

  • 20 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    After intermittent closures at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Locks and Dam 52, Brookport, Illinois, the main lock chamber is now back in service and open to navigation traffic, according to to the latest U.S. Army’s release. Locks and Dams 52 is a low lift wicket dam built in 1928 consisting of 487 timber and […]

  • 25 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced last week that the agency will award $13 million to projects in seven states to protect, restore and enhance wetlands on private and tribal agricultural lands. The projects are being funded under the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP). “These locally-led partnerships are instrumental in achieving greater wetland acreage […]

  • 15 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Rand Paul recently reintroduced the Harbor Equity Act, which modifies the existing criteria used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge smaller harbors. According to Senator Rand Paul, the Corps currently prioritizes dredging solely for larger harbors that see 1 million or more tons in traffic per year – often forcing small community harbors to fund their own dredging or […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The 2017 WEDA Midwest Chapter meeting will be held March 8-10th, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in downtown in Omaha, Nebraska. At the conference, individuals and firms will have an opportunity to make presentations in the following areas: sediment investigation, environmental dredging, navigational dredging, coast/shoreline protection and restoration, sediment management and re-use, surveying, etc.   The […]

  • 15 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Federal flood control projects and navigation improvements in Mississippi will be funded by the State, according to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. Senator Cochran yesterday reported that more than $400 million in disaster relief has been approved by Congress to address flood damage that occurred in the Lower Mississippi River Valley in the winter and spring of […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Dorena-Hickman Ferry will be closed today due to dredging in the Hickman Harbor, according to District 1 – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. “When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredger is working in the harbor there is not enough room for the ferry to safely navigate to and from the Kentucky landing,” the Cabinet said. Dorena-Hickman […]

  • 4 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Officials celebrated the completion of the Hatchery Creek Restoration Project below Wolf Creek Dam during a dedication ceremony last week. The ceremony was held for a 21-month stream and wetland mitigation project that triples the length of the stream and prevents sedimentation pollution from making its way into the Cumberland River. The Kentucky Department of […]

  • 23 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The city of Schuyler, the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, partnered on a project to reduce flood risks to the city of Schuyler, Nebraska. Schuyler, the county seat for Colfax County, is subject to flooding from three major sources of water – Shell Creek, Lost Creek […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The 2016 WEDA Midwest Chapter Meeting is just over a month away in Davenport, IA. The conference will be held at the Radisson Quad City Plaza on March 23-25, 2016. During the conference, participants and presenters will have the chance to discus best dredging practices and innovations in the Midwest and beyond. Topics to be covered include […]

  • 6 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Western Dredging Association has just announced that the registration is now open for the 2016 WEDA Midwest Chapter Meeting, set for March 23-25, 2016, in Davenport, IA. At the event, best dredging practices and innovation in the Midwest and beyond will be discussed. Topics to be included are sediment investigation, environmental and navigational dredging, shoreline protection and restoration, sediment […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 2016 WEDA (Western Dredging Association ) Midwest Chapter meeting will be held March 23-25th, 2016 in Davenport, IA at the Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel. The Midwest Chapter of WEDA represents Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada. At the […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has temporarily halted its operations due to the Hickman Harbor dredging project, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said. According to Ferry Captain Jeremy Newsom, a dredging vessel, owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is currently working in the Hickman Harbor to keep the channel and harbor open. Due to limited space at […]

  • 22 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Inland Dredging Co. LLC, from Dyersburg, Tennessee, has won a $6.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for Mississippi River harbor dredging between Hickman, Kentucky, and Phillips County, Arkansas. Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, is the contracting activity. The estimated completion date of this deepening program […]

  • 28 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The USACE Memphis District’s dredger Hurley is currently supporting the Louisville District during the construction of the Olmsted Locks and Dam. Also known as the Locks and Dam 52 and 53 Replacement Project, Olmsted Locks and Dam is under construction between Illinois and Kentucky about 17 miles upstream from the confluence of the Ohio and […]