American Marine Gets $390,000 Contract For Two Cutterhead Dredges

American Marine and Machinery Company (AMMCO) of Nashville has been awarded a contract worth about $390,000 to supply two cutterhead suction dredging machines to the South Dakota Department of Water and Natural Resources.

AMMCO management personnel were given the contract in Pierre, S.D., recently following a meeting with Governor William Janklow.

In attendance on behalf of AMMCO were president Don R. King and vice presidents David Binkley and Allen Cargile.

The specially designed "canal" type dredges are to be delivered to the State agency in Aberdeen, S.D.

They will be used for the dredging of the James River over a distance of approximately 265 miles. The James River Channel Project is a combined flood control and irrigation project. It is estimated that some three million cubic yards of sediment will be removed from the river channel.

AMMCO, one of the pioneers of the portable hydraulic dredge, built its first canal type machine more than 20 years ago for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers; that dredge is still in service.

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