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Ellicott Dredges will be one of more than 90 exhibitors attending the 2019 Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Dredging Summit and Expo from June 4th -7th at the Chicago Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Representatives from the dredge manufacturing, marine, and environmental communities along with other industry professionals, will be in attendance at this year’s event.
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Ellicott Dredges International Sales Manager, Phil Grove, recently attended the U.S. Commercial Service’s “2019 Tradewinds Indo-Pacific Forum & Trade Mission” to New Delhi, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Throughout the week he learned about business opportunities in the Indo-Pacific region and was able to discuss his prior experience of doing business in Bangladesh with the group. The 2019 U.S. Commercial Service Trade Winds program, an Indo-Pacific focused business forum, consisted of regional and industry specific conference sessions as well as pre-arranged consultations with U.S. Diplomats representing commercial markets throughout the region. More than 130 U.S. delegates from 32 states were on...
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Earlier this year a television crew from the  Discovery Science Channel MEGA MACHINES, SEA GIANTS  followed a team of Engineers from Ellicott Dredges in action as they raced against the clock to design, build, and ship an electric bucketwheel dredge for a customer in the Middle East. See how our team of engineering experts were able to accomplish this massive feet.
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On July 14, Ellicott hosted a field trip for Baltimore City middle school students in conjunction with Morgan State University’s summer program, which introduces young students to computer aided design (CAD). Associate Professor J. Kemi Ladeji-Osias, Ph.D., Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and her colleague LaDawn Partlow, visited Ellicott along with student mentors as part of the Verizon Innovative Learning Program for Minority Males. Paul Quinn, VP Sales, introduced the students to dredges, explaining what they do and how they operate. The presentation and brief video enabled the students to later identify parts of the dredge, such as the...
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Ellicott parent Markel Corporation moves up on Fortune 500 list The $1,000 stock club just welcomed another member. On the heels of Amazon.com and Alphabet passing the $1,000 mark, a far-less prominent company called Markel just crossed the threshold too. It hit a new all-time high of $1,000.06 early in Monday trading. For the year, Markel’s stock is up about 11%. According to the latest list of Fortune 500 largest US companies, just published, Markel has moved up from #486 to #460. Key achievements were revenues of $5.6 billion and market capitalization up to $13.6 billion as of March 31, 2017. The holding company primarily sells...
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USA – Ellicott Dredges is pleased to announce that they were recently awarded three significant contracts with the U.S. government. The first contract is for a customized Ellicott 860SL Swinging Dragon® dredge and support boat for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). This dredge will be used to increase depth and restore water flow in the Colorado River, and to create wetland habitats. One of the primary objectives of this program is multi-species conservation, including birds, fish, turtles, insects, and plants. Ellicott has already supplied multiple dredges to the USBR for the Colorado River management project. 860 Swinging Ladder Dredge...
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Ellicott Dredges, LLC announced that it has received three significant contracts for custom-designed dredges. In the first instance a major international chemical company selected Ellicott to build a custom electric bucketwheel dredge to mine salt in a very hard digging application. The new dredge, which will increase the mine’s output per operating hour and reduce its cost per ton of salt produced, will become the mine’s primary dredge. The salt will be used as feedstock for various chemical products such as chlorine based PVC. Ellicott Series B2190E New features on the B2190E dredge include: A new hydraulic system, designed in-house, with...
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“Why do you think Baltimore was so successful as a port?” asks Burt Kummerow, president of the Maryland Historical Society. Its location along the Chesapeake Bay? Its moderate climate? “No,” says Kummerow. “It was because of the immortal mud machine.” Huh? Ah, the immortal mud machine. Like many East Coast harbors, Baltimore’s had–and still has– major issues with silt building up. Lucky for us, we had a key advantage: the dredge was invented right here. Flour merchants John and Andrew Ellicott, whose ships required deep ports to transport their cargo, are generally credited with being the first to employ a...
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For Immediate Release Nov. 10, 2010 During President Obama’s historic visit to India last week the White House announced a new sale to India of two dredgers by Ellicott Dredges, LLC of Baltimore, Maryland.  See the White House Press Release here.  Ellicott was included in the White House’s announcement along with other leading American companies such as Boeing, General Electric, Harley-Davidson, Bell Helicopter, and Bucyrus. Maharashtra Maritime Board will be using two Series 370 HP Dragon™ Cutterhead Dredges, the most popular cutter dredge ever built, to maintain fishing ports and various tributaries in the State of Maharashtra, in western India. ...
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