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Safety Stand Down

For years, the traditional approach to safety in industry has focused primarily on addressing physical hazards of the job. But a growing trend in safety initiatives, and one that has drastically reduced incidents in numerous industries, now addresses human behavior as key to instilling best practices.

DSC Dredge Receives 2015 Lantern Award

DSC Dredge, LLC, a Reserve, Louisiana-based leader in global dredge manufacturing, was locally recognized last month, receiving the 2015 Lantern Award for the Bayou Region from Louisiana Economic Development. DSC received the Lantern Award for demonstrating excellence in manufacturing and outstanding service to the community through the involvement of its business and employees. DSC was honored on June 16 during a private reception at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion.

The Marlin Class underwater pump mining dredge, manufactured by DSC Dredge, LLC, is designed to meet the needs of deep mining and aggregate deposits by providing a more efficient tool for material excavation. Every Marlin Class dredge is specifically designed to handle a particular deposit—from sand and gravel to industrial minerals—to ensure maximum efficiency. Deep digging capability is made possible by the use of an underwater pump system with a high torque cutter drive assembly to complement the rigorous demands of the deep mining industry.

Coulee Frac Sand, based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, recently took delivery of a 10-inch Wolverine Class cutter suction dredge by DSC Dredge, LLC. The dredge, which was designed and manufactured at DSC Dredge’s Greenbush, Michigan, facility, is mining sand at the PineCrest Mine on the site of Doc’s Bunkhouse campground, near the town of Merrillan in central Wisconsin.  As groundwater was encountered 6 feet below ground level, the company proposed mining the material through the use of a hydraulic dredge, with an onsite processing plant.

With its hydraulically driven underwater pump assembly, the portable Moray Class dredge from DSC Dredge, LLC, is ideally matched to the current dredging industry trend of pumping low flow rates with higher-percent solids. The Moray Class is suited for applications where flow rates need to be minimized, such as for pumping into geotubes or retention areas that do not accommodate large volumes of water. The Moray Class is also well suited for shallow waterway maintenance, lake revitalization, aquaculture, environmental clean-up, erosion control and irrigation projects.

The General Authority for Fish Resources Development (GAFRD) is responsible for Egypt’s fisheries management. Lakes Al Burullus, Al Manzalah and Al Edku are economically important to the country, supporting a large fishery and fish farming sector. Unfortunately, over the years, these lakes had become inundated with silt from construction runoff, and were deteriorated further due to lack of proper channel flow, natural vegetation decay and the effects of man-induced drainage.

DSC Dredge Wins Export Achievement Award

DSC Dredge, LLC, based in Reserve, Louisiana, was recently awarded the inaugural Gulf Coast Trade Alliance Export Achievement Award for the state of Louisiana. The Gulf Coast Trade Alliance honored DSC with the award on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at a luncheon during the 15th Annual Gulf Coast Trade Alliance World Trade Conference, which took place April 21 and 22 in Point Clear, Alabama.

J.E. Borries Inc. is a 22-year-old, family-owned, full-service marine construction and dredging company based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The company was awarded a project by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources to complete the dredging of three bayous in and around Gulfport, Mississippi, in an ongoing reconstruction effort following Hurricane Isaac in 2012, which caused siltation along that section of the Mississippi coast. J.E. Borries had previously completed all of its dredging work by mechanical means, using a long-reach excavator or a clamshell friction crane.

Charlie Johnson Speaking

DSC Dredge, LLC, a world leader in customized dredging solutions, is hosting its 11th annual Dreducation™ Class, taught by industry expert Charles Johnson, on Friday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in New Orleans, Louisiana. This class is industry-specific but not brand-specific, and is open to the general public. The class has been designed to educate both industry newcomers and current dredge operators on how to become more productive, and enable them to work more efficiently.

The Badger Class 8iinch x 8-inch Cutterhead Dredge is manufactured by DSC Dredge, LLC, at its Greenbush, Michigan, facility, and is ideal for smaller dredging jobs where more compact equipment is required due to work area limitations. With a working width of just under 10 feet and an overall length of 54 feet, including the ladder, the Badger Class dredge can be maneuvered by dredging contractors into harder-to-reach waterways not accessible by larger crafts, yet still dig to a depth of 20 feet at a 60-degree down angle on the ladder.

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