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  • 5 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 2015 WEDA Midwest Chapter meeting will be held on March 11-13, 2015 in Milwaukee, WI, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown. A reception will begin the conference Wednesday night, March 11, followed by presentations Thursday morning, March 12 and a technical tour in the afternoon. Friday, March 13, presentations will take place in the morning; […]

  • 6 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran has introduced legislation with Senators Roy Blunt, Joni Ernst, Deb Fischer, Chuck Grassley, Josh Hawley, Pat Roberts and Ben Sasse to overhaul the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ process for managing water resources projects along the lower Missouri River system. The Lower Missouri River Flood Prevention Program Act, cosponsored by all of the […]

  • 6 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the bipartisan Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, discussed the importance of the Great Lakes from both an environmental and economic standpoint at a Washington, DC Summit and on the House Floor. The summit was hosted by the Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI), a nonpartisan research-based organization whose mission is to […]

  • 22 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Representatives Cheri Bustos and Darin LaHood recently wrote a letter with lawmakers from the Illinois and Iowa Congressional Delegations to the Army Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division in support of emergency dredging funding requests from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District. In the letter, they wrote that the requested funding would be used […]

  • 8 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced William Steckel, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at the Stephens Fall Investment Conference in New York on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. (E.S.T.). Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation is the largest provider of dredging […]

  • 29 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    A mystery was pulled out of the Duluth-Superior harbor on Thursday. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, during the Duluth-Superior dredging project, workers from RJS Construction pulled up the remnants of a vehicle out of 26 feet of water between Midwest Energy and the General Mills Elevator “O” slip. Deputies said the vehicle was […]

  • 6 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced Jonathan Berger, Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the Deutsche Bank Global Industrials and Basic Materials Conference in Chicago on Thursday, June 13, 2013. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation is the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and the only U.S. dredging company […]

  • 3 August 2012

    According to CNN, the Mississippi River was closed at two different locations Thursday after a barge ran aground near Greenville, Mississippi. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. JG McMillian said: “This Greenville closure affects a 10-mile stretch of the Lower Mississippi.” He added that this incident represents the 24th closure his office has monitored in past weeks. […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is scheduled to begin a dredged material unloading project this week at McMillan Island, near Guttenberg, Iowa. J.F. Brennan Marine from La Crosse, Wisconsin, the Corps’ contractor, will soon mobilize to the site and should complete the unloading project by the end of November. The contractor […]

  • 24 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA), co-chairman of the Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition, introduced a bipartisan amendment in the House of Representatives to ensure that funds for harbor maintenance are used as intended and not diverted for other purposes. The amendment, co-authored by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), was passed unanimously by a voice vote. “The Harbor Maintenance Trust […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow was appointed as a Vice Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, which is a bipartisan organization that works to protect the Great Lakes’ ecosystem and develop the region’s economy. Sens. Stabenow and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) were appointed to the newly created positions and will serve with Co-Chairs Sens. Carl […]

  • 16 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will complete its dredged material unloading project at the Grand Encampment island placement site, in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, next week. The Corps’ contractor, Black River Constructors Joint Venture, a joint venture including JF Brennan Marine from La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Hoffman Construction from Black River Falls, […]

  • 19 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has started working on a bank stabilization repair project along the Gull River near the Corps’ Gull Lake Dam, near Brainerd, Minnesota. The Corps’ maintenance and repair crew out of Fountain City, Wisconsin, is performing the repairs. According to the Corps, construction should be completed by […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of two Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling $1.25 million to fund green infrastructure projects in Southeast Michigan to improve water quality in the Great Lakes. “Detroit and St. Clair Shores will use these EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities grants for green infrastructure projects to […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a workshop in Minot, North Dakota, on April 13, to discuss methods available to reduce flood risks. The workshop will focus on developing strategies to reduce flood risks to individual structures in flood-prone areas. “We’re looking forward to discussing the options property owners have to reduce their […]

  • 19 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently completed a draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed Sand Hill River Ecosystem Restoration Project, 20 miles southeast of Crookston, Minn. The Corps, in partnership with the Sand Hill River Watershed District, is proposing to construct rock fill rapids to serve as a fish passage at […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a contract in the amount of $4.2 million to Midwest Construction Company, for construction repairs of Shoal Point Placement Area 3, 4 and 5. The contractor is required to repair several sections of the containment levee. “Dredge material placement areas are necessary for the USACE […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on a Clean Water Act evaluation to make repairs at Lock and Dam 1 in Minneapolis. The Corps is developing plans to repair scouring immediately downstream of the dam. The plan includes placing more than 14,000 cubic yards of rock along the entire […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    American Farmland Trust announced Larry Werries, former Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, will be the Watershed Coordinator for a new outreach program to farmers designed to reduce sediments and nutrient runoff in the Lake Mauvaise Terre Watershed in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. “The Lake Mauvaise Terre Watershed is considered an impaired watershed under […]

  • 9 August 2013

    During the Council of Ministers held in Neiva, President Juan Manuel Santos signed the document that gives life CONPES Plan Magdalena River Navigability, main waterway of the country for the transport of cargo and passengers. This project will promote multimodal transport and logistics development, ensuring environmental sustainability and comprehensive utilization of water resources. The structured […]

  • 19 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives are lobbying against proposed deep cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.  The Co-Chairs of the House Great Lakes Task Force, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Congressman Sean Duffy and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition Co-Chairs, Congressman David P. Joyce and Rick Nolan, released the following […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on the draft Breckenridge, Minn., berm construction and channel clean-out Environmental Assessment.  The Corps, in partnership with the city of Breckenridge, is proposing to modify the city’s existing flood risk reduction project to ensure it functions as designed. The Corps is proposing to […]

  • 3 May 2012

    U.S. Congressman Robert J. Dold spoke at the City Club of Waukegan and talked about his Main Street Jobs Agenda. Dold highlighted discussions he has had with organizations, businesses and community activists in Waukegan and the ideas that came about as a result of working together. “Waukegan has a proud history in the manufacturing sector […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will remove about 500,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the Grand Encampment island placement site in Buffalo County, starting this week. The Corps’ contractor, Black River Constructors Joint Venture, is scheduled to work throughout the summer. […]

  • 1 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District’s representatives met with partners from Iowa Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region yesterday for a site visit of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project (HREP) at Beaver Island in Clinton County, Iowa. The site visit […]

  • 8 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District awarded a $1.3 million construction contract last week to Midwest Construction of Nebraska City to repair damages to the Cedar Creek – Omaha Fish & Wildlife Platte River Right Bank Levee System. This levee system protects more than $12 million of property along the right bank of […]