Ancil Taylor vice president of Bean Dredging reports that all in the company are doing fine.
“Our headquaters downtown (New Orleans) have been split into a few of our branch offices and are in the process of re-grouping at a yet-to-be-determined temporary location” he said.
”All our projects are running and we are assisting the Corps in their monumental effort of getting the Gulf Coast under control” said Taylor.
The Mobile Register reported that Bean Stuyvesant had about three miles of beach to go in the 16-mile Baldwin Beach renourishment project when Katrina hit. Officials estimate that about 15 to 30 percent of that sand was washed or blown away by Katrina and the 10-foot tidal surge it created.
The company is set to continue the project and officials from the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Alabama hope to contract with Bean to repair damage to the completed section according to the article by Ryan Dezember which appeared in the Sunday September 11 edition of the Mobile Register.