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January-February 2002

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Krumholz is Midwest Chapter President

Krumholz is Midwest Chapter President

Dan Krumholz is the new president of the WEDA Midwest Chapter, elected at the chapter meeting held November 27 through 29 at the Crowne Pointe Hotel in Detroit. Krumholz is with the St. Paul District, Corps of Engineers and works from the Fountain City, Wisconsin office.

Dewatering With Tubes Opens Market

Small projects that used to defy economic justification because of high dewatering and handling costs can now go ahead. Small dredges pump into geotextile tubes that contain the material in restricted areas and allow it to dewater, leaving a sausage of nearly-dry solids that can be hauled away in trucks.

Fedorko Helping NYSA Re-Start

Fedorko Helping NYSA Re-Start

Beverly Fedorko has spent her time since September 11 in the dual tasks of helping recreate the New York Shipping Association (NYSA) office and helping to keep the organization running. The organization was headquartered on the 20th Floor of World Trade Center Tower 2, and all employees escaped from the building. But the offices and everything in them were destroyed. They are still hoping that the companys fireproof safe will turn up.

PANYNJ to Consolidate 50-Foot Project

PANYNJ to Consolidate 50-Foot Project

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) plans to complete the 50-foot deepening project at Bergen Point in the Kill Van Kull in one step instead of the originally-planned two projects. The Port Authority proposes to piggyback its work on an existing Corps of Engineers construction project, which is deepening the area from 40 to 45 feet. The plan is contingent on a Corps of Engineers permit to drill, blast and dredge the approximately 1.5 million cubic yards of rock from Bergen Point.

Ground Zero Cleanup Ahead of Schedule

The Weeks 500 and 524 cranes had unloaded 481,000 tons of debris (34,139 truckloads) from the World Trade Center by January 20 at the Pier 25 site. At Pier 6, the Weeks 504 had unloaded 160,000 tons of structural steel (13,924 truckloads) by the same date.

Thomas Foundry Closes

New owners will discontinue the manufacturing operations of Thomas Foundry in Birmingham, Alabama. The company will outsource the castings for the Thomas Simplicity Dredge Pump, which will continue to be marketed.

New York Corps Buys 455 Sounder

Charles Trimble on NovAtel Board

Charles Trimble on NovAtel Board

On January 29, 2002, Charles R. Trimble has been appointed to the NovAtel Inc. (NASDAQ: NGPS) board of directors. Trimble was one of the founders of Trimble Navigation Limited and served as president and chief executive officer from 1981 to 1998. He guided Trimble to a dominant role in the GPS information technology market.

2001 Index of Features

All features printed in IDR in 2001, separated by topic, with notations of issue number and page number(s).

Corrected Dates for WEDA XXII

Brinson Is new NWC Chairman

J. Ron Brinson, former port director and now special projects coordinator of the Port of New Orleans, was elected chairman of the National Waterways Conference, Inc. at the annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky in September. He succeeds Craig E. Philip of Nashville, president and chief executive officer of Ingram Barge Co., who had served as chairman for the past two years.

Weeks Marine Begins Houston Contract

Dredging Contracts Awarded in Late 2001

Dredging Contracts Awarded in Late 2001

Brinson is New NWC Chairman

Panama May Deepen Canal Channel

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