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Port Infrastructure & Development
U.S. Dredgers Weigh in on Infrastructure,
U.S. Capabilities and the road ahead.
Jay Cashman, Maxie McGuire, Eric Ellefsen,
Founder and Chairman of the President of Callan Marine, LTD President of Weeks Marine, Inc.
Board at Cashman Dredging omestic dredging ? rms face many challenges in the lar projects such as construction of a new marine facility for coming months and years. At the same time, oppor- the Martha’s Vineyard Steamship Authority. Today, Cashman
Dtunities abound in a market and political climate that Dredging and Marine Contracting provide an array of inte- seems to beg for infrastructure upgrades, especially when it grated solutions ranging from navigational, maintenance and comes to harbors and inland waterways. Weighing in this edi- environmental dredging, to pond and industrial dredging.
tion on all of that – and more – are three U.S.-based dredging Maxie McGuire is President of Callan Marine, LTD. This ? rms; Callan Marine, Cashman Dredging, and Weeks Marine. Texas-based and family-owned dredging business was found-
Cranford, NJ-based Weeks Marine, Inc. (WMI) is a fami- ed in 2009. Callan Marine performs dredging projects for ly-owned company with roots on the New York City water- both private and public clients by providing services to re- front extending back to 1919. Today, WMI has of? ces and store berthing depths for ship docks and navigation channels. repair yards in the North Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, This year, Callan is partnering with Great Lakes Dredge & and Ontario, Canada. Eric Ellefsen is the President of Weeks. Dock Corporation on the San Jacinto River in Houston, TX.
The company has three key divisions – Construction, Dredg- Through the ongoing construction of the General MacArthur, ing and Marine Services – as well as two major subsidiaries, Callan Marine will enter into the large dredging market in the
Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc. and McNally International, Inc. areas of major waterways, beach reclamation, and wetland
Jay Cashman is the Founder and chairman of the board at restoration. Separately, the recent acquisition of Bean Coastal
Cashman Dredging. Cashman Dredging’s history dates back and their management team will allow Callan Marine to con- to the late 1800s. Over time, the company has evolved and tinue its penetration into the dredging industry, as it estab- began performing marine construction in the 1970s after the lishes new standards for ef? ciency and effectiveness.
Blizzard of ‘78 destroyed seawalls and jetties throughout New Listen in as the voices of the U.S. dredging industry weigh
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