Archive for May, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Canal Barge Management Team receives the 2009 ACG Louisiana “Deal Maker of the Year Award”

On May 20, 2009 the Canal Barge Company management team received the Association of Corporate Growth Louisiana Chapter’s Deal Maker of the Year Award for the smooth and successful acquisitions of Illinois Marine Towing Company in the fall of 2008 and the inland marine assets of ConocoPhillips in the fall of 2007.

“With so much focus on the boom/bubble industries, it’s great to see a smart, solid, well-manage company like Canal Barge rewarded for its performance even though it operates in a traditional industry,” commented Bill Hines of Jones Walker. “The good decisions by Canal Barge management over the last 10 years put them in position to take advantage of these two major opportunities right on top of one another. With other companies struggling in a weak economy, 2008 turned out to be a dramatic growth year for Canal Barge.”

Friday, May 15, 2009

United Space Alliance Honors Henry Gerrets with “Outstanding Supplier Award”

Henry Gerrets, Affreightment Project Manager for Canal Barge, was honored with the Outstanding Supplier Award from the United Space Alliance (USA) for the safe and efficient management of external fuel tank moves from Michoud, LA to Cape Canaveral, FL. Canal Barge has managed these moves since 1989, and Henry has worked on them since 1997.

According to USA, “Throughout the often difficult circumstances and uncertain schedules, Henry has been steadfast in assuring tug support for the transportation of the external fuel tanks and has played a critical role in making on-time deliveries.” CBC is proud of Henry for receiving this recognition. Henry Gerrets was one of two suppliers chosen for this award out of over 2,500 vendors.

On May 11, 2009, Henry Gerrets represented the United Space Alliance at the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis.