Don King was honored with the WEDA Lifetime Achievement Award at the group’s annual meeting this week in Nashville. His career in dredge sales and manufacture started in 1959 and continues today. King has provided portable dredges to projects around the world and in his career has been involved in many dredge manufacturing companies as an employee and owner. He has travelled extensively both in the United States and overseas. Last year he sold his company Dredge & Marine Company of the Nashville area to the John W. McDougall Co. Inc. and continues in the company as executive vice president. He received a standing ovation by Western Dredging Association members on Tuesday June 7 when the award was announced followed by many personal congratulations.