|Shown here at the White House Podium is Ellicott President Peter Bowe (L) and Ex-Im Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg (R)|
|Milt Miller-Lake Restoration Manager, James Zehringer- Director of ODNR, Keith Faber-Senator, David Daniels- Director of Agriculture, and Scott Nally- Director of the Ohio EPA on "Brutus"|
|Ellicott Regional Sales Manager Andrew Queral accepts the Export Achievement Certificate from Under Secretary Francisco Sánchez and USEAC Director Bill Burwell|
|U.S. Department of Interior's New Model 860SL Dredger Now Operating|
|Ellicott Facility Awarded MARAD Grant|
White House Invites Ellicott to President Obama's Signing of Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization--Financing for Dredge Buyers
Ellicott was one of just a handful of American exporters invited on May 30th to witness President Obama sign a law expanding Ex-Im Bank's lending capacity. Ellicott uses Ex-Im Bank to help qualified dredge buyers obtain favorable terms for their dredger purchases.
State of Ohio Picks Ellicott Dredges Once Again
For the second consecutive time, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has selected Ellicott to supply a new dredge for its lake restoration program. The recently launched Model 460S dredge, named "Brutus," is being used on Grand Lake St. Marys.
Bob Cumbow, Deputy Chief of Ohio State Parks, had an opportunity to visit Ellicott's factory while "Brutus" was under construction and was quite pleased. "We are also most impressed with Brutus [our 460S dredge]; it is truly a sight to behold sitting in Ellicott's shop. The quality workmanship, pride, and attention to detail demonstrate the commitment by those involved...Customer service and attention to details such as this are why...the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is proud of our longstanding relationship with Ellicott Dredges."
At its launching, Grand Lake St. Marys Park Manager Brian Miller was animated about the new equipment. "It's just a great day," Miller told The Evening Leader newspaper. "Dedicating "Brutus" ... means it's beginning its career here at the lake, and it's going to be a 40 to 50-year career here. Also today, the first loads of alum went into the lake. It's just more great progress at Grand Lake St. Marys to turn the water quality issues around" ( http://www.theeveningleader.com/content/brutus-dedicated).
Ellicott has now supplied a total of eight dredges to the State of Ohio.
U.S. Commerce Dept. Awards Ellicott its Export Achievement Certificate
The U.S. Commerce Department awarded Ellicott Dredges the prestigious Export Achievement Certificate at the Trade Winds Forum and Business Development Conference in Singapore on May 16th, 2012.
Under Secretary Francisco Sánchez presented the Certificate to Ellicott citing its successful sale of dredges to international markets. "Ellicott Dredges is the oldest and largest U.S. manufacturer of dredging equipment," said Under Secretary Sánchez. "Ellicott now sells its Baltimore-made dredges in more than 25 countries, and, as a result, it has increased its workforce by 10 percent. This type of success represents not only the history of manufacturing in this country, but the future, and I am pleased to recognize their efforts with this certificate."
Baltimore U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC) Director Bill Burwell said Ellicott is expanding sales in the region and around the world offering dredges in mining, waste water treatment, flood control, and real estate sectors.
U.S. Department of Interior's New Model 860SL Dredger Now Operating
The Bureau of Reclamation of the U.S. Department of Interior (Burec) has a new Ellicott dredge. The Bureau's most versatile dredge, the 860SL , is being used to maintain settling basins on the lower Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona. The dredge has biodegradable oil, an engine certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a fully self-contained system environmentally sound for water, air, and noise pollution. It is operable in a wide range of conditions from cold to hot climates, in narrow creeks or channels, as a swinging ladder dredge, or in open water in conventional swing mode.
Some highlights of this state-of-the-art Ellicott® 860SL dredger include:
• Capable of operating in either Swinging Ladder or Conventional dredge mode
• 800 HP (600 KW) Caterpillar C27 diesel engine
• 14"x14" (350 mm X 356 mm) Ellicott® Pump
• 30 ft. (9 m) Digging Depth dredging
• Ergonomic electronic controls and automation system in the large operator's cab
• Full dredge position monitoring system
• Remote booster, controlled directly from the dredge operator's cab.
• Anchor Booms for self reset of anchors increasing dredge efficiency
• Spud carriage increasing dredge efficiency
This dredge for Burec marks the 5th consecutive Ellicott dredge, dating back over 50 years, that the agency has chosen for its dredge needs.
Ellicott Facility Awarded MARAD Grant
The U.S. Department of Transportation (Maritime Administration, "MARAD") has recently picked Ellicott's Wisconsin yard for a $550,000 grant to support innovation and further enhance efficient manufacturing of dredges.
Ellicott's selection was noteworthy for two reasons: first, in winning this award, Ellicott was one of just twelve shipyards selected out of over 120 applicants nationwide (and the only dredge builder!) Second, this marks the second time Ellicott has earned this distinction, as its Baltimore, MD yard won a similar grant in 2009.
Ellicott will spend most of the money on a new large marine travel lift as well as other enhancements to factory equipment and training.