Don R. King founded Dredge & Marine Corporation (DMC) in 1985 and has been operating steadily building and selling dredges and dredge equipment in the Nashville area since then.
He has been in the dredge business since 1960 and through the years headed American Marine and Machinery Company (AMMCO) and Dixie Dredge Corporation. He was the founder of DredgeMasters International (DMI) and American Mechanical Dredge (AMD).
DMC manufactures a line of new cutterhead suction dredges and also remanufactures used dredges of all types for re-sale.
Other products include dredge components and support equipment including boosters cutterheads and drives dredge tender boats dredge pumps pump replacement parts pipeline and accessories (steel and polyethylene) and ball joints.
The company employs 18 to 20 people in their main office in Mt. Juliet and at the workshop in Millersville Tennessee.
Other officers are Vice President Morris Henry with 35 years in the dredging business; vice president Rick King with 20 years; comptroller and office manager Vivian White who has been in the dredging business for 30 years; James Morris production manager with 35 years; and Bobby Prince parts manager with 40 years in the business.
In the past 12 months the company has had a brisk business in new and used dredges rebuilt dredges both as builders and brokers and dredge components and support equipment including boosters cutter systems work boats ball joints and pipeline.
Among these customers are Langenfelder Marine Walters Redi Mix Texas Sports Sand Inc. Fraser River Pile and Dredge Pioneer Equipment Co. Clayton Sand Company L.W. Matteson Inc. Earth Builders Inc. Spencers Eddie Huggins Land Grading Co. Northern Ohio Asphalt Co. Daeyan Industrial Development Co. (Korea) Mega Sand Foster Dixiana Corporation Davies County Sand & Gravel Peoria Concrete Construction Sinercon S.A. (Dominican Republic) Maya Enterprises CS Components Western Dredge & Supply Comercializadora Zanfora S.A. (Mexcio) Mine Equipment & Design McLean Contracting Carolina Aggregate Products Florida Rock Industries Tilcon of Delaware Southwest Contracting Inc. Mid-Nebraska Sand & Gravel Stark Materials Inc. Fischer & Sons Inc. City of Mexico Beach (Florida) Central Arkansas Sand Dolese Brothers Company Tennessee Valley Authority Maryland Rock Industries E.T. McKensey Co. Fordyce Company Samyang Development Co. Ltd. (South Korea) Mediterranean Dredge & Marine Ltd. (Nigeria) Nebraska Sand & Gravel Compsa S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) CDI Construcciones Industriales S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) Upper Missouri River Corporation Southern Products & Silica Co. Inc. Brick Wall Corporation Instalaciones Industriales y Dragados S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) Newt Marine J.D. Piner Crane Service.
DMC had a partnership with Damen Dredging of the Netherlands for a number of years. This agreement was amicably ended.