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Monday, April 21, 2008

Merritt Lane Inducted as AWO Chairman

At the American Waterways Operators Spring Convention, April 16-18, 2008, Merritt Lane, President and CEO of Canal Barge Company, was elected as AWO Chairman of the Board. In his acceptance speech, Merritt assessed the challenging environment in which the association will be working in the future, emphasizing that AWO has an opportunity and an obligation to work with regulatory entities and ensure that the implementation of new regulations are based on an iterative process with industry professionals. Lane’s term in office as Chairman will last until April 2, 2009 and he will serve as AWO Immediate Past Chairman of the Board for 2009-2010.