Captain Joe Savoie and the Dredge Ingenuity fleet spent the 4th quarter in the quaint shrimping town of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama for the Corps of Engineers Mobile District. The dredge also prepped to move to Apalachicola, FL to perform maintenance dredging and habitat creation in January 2019. Captain Segree, Aaron Schwendeman and Dave Marler joined the crew in Florida. The dredge started the year in Port Arthur, TX, sailed to Bayou LaBatre and ended up in Apalachicola, FL (565 miles). Tim Dyer was instrumental in the DQM installation and project management. As always Kirk Hamlett, Thomas Marks, Carl Pope and the rest of the crew worked their tails off as well. Thanks guys.
The Integrity continued its highly productive work on the Memphis District’s Harbors contract. The District gave the fleet and team rave reviews which is pleasantly becoming the norm for that group. Congrats to Willie Ford, Dwayne Mayberry, Adam Guidry, Joseph Peters and the entire crew for an outstanding finish to 2018!
The Kelly L ended 2018 with the completion of the Columbus Area Office work for the Mobile District Corps of Engineers, and will start 2019 in Biloxi with the Deere Island Restoration project for the Mobile District’s Irvington Office. Jerrell Young has been a productive fixture on this dredge and is now joined by new players Tony Perry, Aaron Schwendeman, Mike Scott, Devin Winchell and Justin Baab.
John DeBruin continues to develop and implement our new inventory, maintenance and repair program. This is a critical improvement which allows us to continue to be the least cost producer for our primary customer: the US Army Corps of Engineers.
We had a good 2018 and look forward to a good 2019 as well. We have several bidding opportunities in the first quarter of 2019 and have decent backlog to work with. We appreciate the flexibility of our surveyors, SSHO’s and Equipment Department to flow to where they are needed most. We understand that this can be frustrating at times and thank you for keeping a positive attitude and looking out for the Company’s best interest.
Have a safe 2019!