Louisiana-based DSC Dredge, LLC, will have its experts on hand in booth #1558 at AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, March 17-19, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland, to discuss how its customized dredging technology ultimately results in precisely the right dredge for each unique application, boosting efficiency and lowering cost. For more than 20 years, the company has focused its expertise on the design and manufacture of customized portable cutter suction dredges of all sizes and applications for the dredging markets. DSC Dredge units are in use throughout the world in construction, environmental, mining, navigational, recreational, restoration and specialty applications.Every dredging application has unique characteristics, so DSC has honed its ability to customize its standard dredge platform lines to meet the challenges of each customer. Prior to making any recommendations, the company goes through a rigorous process of establishing the application parameters.This information may include factors such as dredging depths, types of materials, distance and elevation to discharge, portability requirements and access to power grids. Only then will the company recommend a specific solution based on the actual application and customer requirements.Units are then built to order in one of three manufacturing facilities to the exact specifications required. Customers are encouraged to visit the DSC facility at any time in the building process and to follow their unit through manufacturing, delivery, commissioning and on-site training completion.DSC’s dredging solutions are based on a number of application-specific platforms that are then customized to match the customer’s specific needs. The Marlin Class deep mining dredge has been designed as an efficient method for excavating deep mining deposits with its underwater pump system and high-torque cutter drive. The Shark Class cutter suction dredge is a tough, yet portable design most commonly used in the sand and aggregateproduction arena. Often called the contractor’s “dream machine,” the Barracuda Class dredge features a swinging-ladder design used most often in waterway maintenance and lake revitalization projects. DSC’s Moray Class conventional/swinging-ladder dredge was designed around the concept of a versatile design in a smaller portable package that is unmatched in the industry, and often used in the environmental cleanup and irrigation applications.Rounding out the line are the Badger Class and the Wolverine Class dredges, designed for the contractor with a compact, yet portable design that is fully functional by one operator. Several of the DSC platforms are available with electric power for applications requiring sustainable attributes.DSC dredges are in use throughout the world, from Chile to the Canadian Oil Sands, from the rivers of Nigeria to the heartland of America, helping customers to achieve maximum dredging efficiency through customized design to exacting specifications.DSC Dredge, LLC, advances the engineering, automation, manufacturing and quality of cutter suction and underwater pump mining dredges. The company operates from three major manufacturing facilities located in Reserve, LA, Poplarville, MS and Greenbush, MI.[mappress mapid=”19609″]Press Release
USA: Private sector inter-city rail project promoter Virgin Trains USA announced an initial public offering of 28·3 million shares of common stock on January 30. The expected price is between $17 and $19 per share.The shares are to be listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Prior to the start of trading, Virgin Trains USA LLC would be converted to a Delaware corporation named Virgin Trains USA Inc. Virgin Trains USA was launched in November, when Virgin Group announced an agreement to make a minority investment in inter-city rail business Brightline, which is transitioning to the Virgin Trains USA brand.After the offering and concurrent private placements, private equity funds managed by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group would own approximately 81·6% of the common stock, or 79·5% if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is fully exercised. A Virgin Group affiliate has agreed to purchase less than 2% of the shares outstanding following the offering.Barclays, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley are acting as lead book-running managers. Additional book-running managers are BofA Merrill Lynch and Allen & Company LLC, and co-managers are JMP Securities, Raymond James and Stephens Inc.‘Too long to drive, too short to fly’The Brightline service currently operates between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach in Florida, with plans to expand to Orlando and Tampa.Virgin Rail USA has also agreed to acquire the XpressWest project to develop a rail corridor connecting Las Vegas with southern California, and hopes to begin construction this year for completion by Q4 2022 or Q1 2023. The development costs would be funded with the net proceeds from the offering and/or other debt or equity financings.Virgin Trains USA said it intends the Florida and Las Vegas services to generate ‘meaningful’ profits and to be a scalable model for expansion in other congested ‘too long to drive, too short to fly’ inter-city corridors between highly-populated cities 300 to 500 km apart.
Captain of the Guyana Jaguars, Leon Johnson, has expressed his satisfaction with the output of newcomers, Nial Smith and Kevin Sinclair during the prematurely concluded West Indies Championship. Speaking recently on the Barbados radio programme, Mason and Guests, the out-of-favor West Indies batsman said, “Nial Smith, who got 20 wickets in the seven games he played, he started well. I think he was one of the bowlers that were very unlucky because of the chances that went down off of him,” while noting, “I think young Sinclair, he didn’t bowl the amount of overs he should have, being one of the leading spinners in the team but did a decent job. He got a lot to learn in terms of the longer format of the game but he is very enthusiastic and someone for the future.”Smith, a 24-year-old fast bowler and son of former national coach, Albert Smith, finished with an average of 29.30 and an economy rate of 3.48. The pacer hit the ground running by picking up his best figures of six for 55 on debut against Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the opening round of the tournament.
With the extra time off this week and the passion for all things Baltimore Ravens being at a fever pitch, WNST.net proudly announces a few “bonus” live shows this week as part of “The 13 Days of Purple Fu-stivus” as we caravan around town with some great events that we hope you’ll attend and help with the cause to raise money for Living Classrooms Foundation.Beginning Wednesday night, you’ll have a chance to come support WNST and the Ravens with some player apperances, radio shows and the general revelry that goes with a bye week earned by the team in Cincinnati on Sunday.Here’s the lineup for the week. All shows begin at 7 p.m.Wednesday (free show) 7 pm — Bryant McKinnie at The Mallet in Fallston with WNST.netThursday ($40 admission includes full dinner) — Torrey Smith & LaQuan Williams at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood in Dundalk with WNST.net crew. (To purchase tickets call 410-633-4040 email [email protected])Friday — (free show) 7pm — Dennis Pitta at Bill Bateman’s Bistro in Perry HallWe will be recording all of these shows for WNST.net & AM 1570 and we hope to see your face in the place as we bring the spirit and enthusiasm of Festivus — or in this case “Fu-stivus” to Baltimore football fans around town this week.