J.J. Henry And Seadrec Form Joint Venture To Serve Dredging Clients

The J . J . Henry Company, Inc. of Moorestown, N.J., and Seadrec Ltd. of P a i s l e y , Scotland, announce the formation of a joint v e n t u r e company to provide dredge designs, detail construction drawings, associated engineering services, and dredge equipment to clients throughout the United States and Canada.

Corporate offices for the new company, which will be named Amalgamated Dredge Engineering, Inc., are located in the Moorestown office of the J.J. Henry Company, with additional premises within the Seadrec offices at Independence Square in Philadelphia. The combined resources, technology, and in-depth experience of the two parent organizations will enable the new firm to provide immediate design and engineering services, as well as the full line of Seadrec dredge equipment, to dredging contractors contractors, governmental agencies, shipbuilders, and ship repair facilities.

The operating vice presidents of the new firm will be David F. McMullen, assistant vice president of J . J . Henry, and Alexander E. Jzett, director of American operations for Seadrec. Both men are career employees of their respective companies, and will bring many years of experience to their new positions.

Seadrec Ltd. is the United Kingdom's most experienced dredge designer, builder, and supplier of dredging equipment, and has acquired international recognition in these highly specialized fields. The J . J . Henry Company is one of the leading naval architectural and marine engineering firms in the U.S., and has built a reputation through the years for innovative, economical and practical ship designs as well as becoming one of the nation's largest independent producers of detail construction drawings.

Both firms in the past have independently provided engineering services and support to the Army Corps of Engineers in their hopper dredge building program, as well as to other dredging-related clients throughout the United States.

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