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Dredging Supply Wins Presidential E Award


Dredging Supply Co., Reserve, La., recently received the Presidential Award for excellence in exporting. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez joined President

Dredging Supply Co., Reserve, La., recently received the Presidential ëEí Award for excellence in exporting. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez joined President Bush to present the award at White House ceremonies. ìExports create good high-paying jobs in Louisiana and Dredging Supply is at the forefront of innovation,î Gutierrez said. ìI commend the company for contributing to last year's record of more than $1.6 trillion, a 12.6% increase over the previous year, in goods and services exported.î The ëEí Award is the highest honor the federal government can give to U.S. individuals, companies or organizations that have made significant contributions to the increase of U.S. exports.

ìDredging Supply Co. (DSC) is the largest manufacturer of cutter suction dredges in the U.S. and is at the forefront of new technology,î notes Bob Wetta, the company's president. ìDSC is committed to continue our exports and create new job opportunities for both our company and our suppliers in the U.S.î DSC manufactures portable cutter suction, combination, environmental, lake maintenance, articulating ladder, sand and gravel, underwater pump, and custom-designed dredges. The company's exports have been on the rise since 2003; they now approach 65% of total sales.