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  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    You won't want to miss Richard (Rick) Todd – CEO of South Carolina Trucking Association speak on how the SCTA efforts will benefit all trucking companies. 

    Check out the flyer for ALL the details to come!

    Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 15th 12:00 NOON at

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:00 PM | Heather Holmquest (Administrator)

    USACE Charleston’s Bethney Ward and GLDD’s Dave Johanson are joint presenting “New Work Dredged Material Brings Life to the Bottom of Charleston Harbor” regarding the successful mitigation and beneficial use reefs constructed offshore as part of Post 45. The dredging 101 short course is a great entry level course for those wanting to learn a little about our industry. Continuing Education credits can be obtained by attending the short course and or the event.

    Program - view full program -  view event schedule

    • Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course from 1 to 5 PM. That will be followed by an Ice Breaker from 6-9 PM.
    • Thursday (10/17/19)agenda will consist of technical presentations and a luncheon program that will allow members to meet with USACE district representatives on a one on one basis. In the afternoon we'll have a tour of the historic Dupont Hotel and Wilmington River Walk ending at the Riverfront Iron Hill Craft Brewery for a social event.
    • Friday (10/18/19) will continue with a half day of technical presentations and conclude with Eastern chapter business at about noon.


    The Hotel DuPont is an architectural icon internationally renowned hotel, and the pride of Delaware, Hotel DuPont has many stories to tell. Nestled in the heart of Wilmington, Delaware and the picturesque Brandywine Valley, one of the country’s grandest hotels is as rich in history and tradition as it is in atmosphere. The twelve-story Italian Renaissance building debuted in 1913 after a two-and-a-half-year labor of love by French and Italian craftsmen who carved, gilded and painted this exceptional landmark to life. From the lavish splendor of the lobby to the shimmering majesty of the Gold Ballroom, every detail speaks to an eye for flawless style.

    Hotel Reservations:
    The Eastern Chapter of WEDA has secured a room block at the Hotel Dupont. Please use the following links to make your room reservations.

    Non government reservations - Clcik here - $199 per night

    Government reservations - Click here - $128 per night (gov't ID required for per diem rate.)

    Hotel Block in nearly sold out at the Hotel Dupont. We have contracted additional rooms at the Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront for both government and non-government attendees. Please call 302-656-2665 and mention "Western Dredging" as the group to get the special rates. 

    WEDA's Dredging 101 Short Course - view all details
    The Dredging 101 Course is being offered by WEDA as part of our mission to share knowledge and information about dredging. Because WEDA is a non-profit organization, with its goal not to make money but to share information, WEDA is offering this course at the very low cost of $50. The course will occur at the Hotel Dupont on Wednesday October 16, 2019 from 1:00-5:00 pm. You can either add this course to your meeting registration or register ONLY for the 101 Course. Click here to register for the meeting and/or the Dredging 101 course separately.

    Click here for more about WEDA

  • Friday, October 11, 2019 1:51 PM | Anonymous

    The Captain of the Port Charleston is establishing a 100-yard moving safety zone around the M/V ZHEN HUA 28 while the vessel is underway, moored, or anchored in the Port of Charleston. The vessel will be transporting gantry cranes. On Wednesday October 16, 2019 the vessel will arrive in port and proceed first to Columbus Street Terminal. On Friday October 18, 2019 the vessel will proceed to the Wando Welch Terminal. On October 28, 2019 the offloading of cranes will be completed.

    Entry of vessels or persons into the safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.


    This MSIB can be viewed hear. For questions or concerns regarding this MSIB, please contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at (843) 740-3184 or the Sector’s 24-hour Command Center at (843) 740-7050.

  • Tuesday, October 08, 2019 3:25 PM | Heather Holmquest (Administrator)

    McGriff Insurance Services Employee Benefits Seminar.

    Please join us to learn more about HR issues that impact your business or organization every day. The event is FREE and lunch will be provided.

    • FMLA & Leave with Abigail O’ Connell, J.D., Senior Counsel, Sun Life Financial (This presentation is valid for 1 SHRM Professional Development Credit and 1 HR Certification Institute Credit)
    • Employee Benefit Compliance withMike Brittingham, J.D., Certified Tax Specialist, Nexsen Pruet
    • Clinical Wellness with Katie O’Neill, D.C., B.S, ClinicalWellness Director, McGriff Insurance Services (This presentation is valid for 1 SHRM Professional Development Credit)

    Thursday, October 24th

    12pm – 3:30pm

    The Riley Park Club

    360 Fishburne St Charleston, SC 29403

    *Also offered in Columbia 10/23*

    To register for this FREE event, please visit the link provided below. You may also call Caroline Jackson at (803) 231- 6188 to register by phone. If you register but end up needing to cancel, please let us know so we can open the seat up for another guest. We hope to see you there!

    Charleston: REGISTER HERE

    Columbia (October 23rd): REGISTER HERE

  • Thursday, October 03, 2019 12:56 PM | Anonymous

    A festive evening providing an opportunity to sample a variety of offerings from some of the premier restaurants in Charleston while perusing numerous items available in the silent and live auction.

    Find all the delicious details here!

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 4:02 PM | Anna Thies (Administrator)

    Dumpster Pros was established in early 2018 due to a demand for a local, professional, customer service oriented trash company in the Charleston area.

    We provide Roll off Dumpster Service to Warehouse facilities, Commercial and Residential jobsites throughout the Low Country. Our company takes pride in our 24 hour turn around service, and most importantly the personal relationships we have developed with our customers. Dumpsters on our customers sites are priority one! I understand that your work stops because of full dumpsters. In most cases we can get to you same day. I started this company because of the terrible service I was getting locally. I would make multiple calls to get service, with nothing but excuses as to why they could not get to me precisely when I needed them. In response to overflowing dumpsters, horrible customer service, and invoicing warranting an accounting degree to itemize, I had enough and….. Dumpster Pros was established.

    Dumpster Pros is now partnering with art schools in the Low Country. We are bringing brand new dumpster to schools for students decorate to represent their school and or their own artistic ideas. After the project is completed we will be making donations to each schools program. Dumpsters painted by children will be on our job sites all over Charleston for everyone to enjoy! As a locally owned and operated company we want to be involved in our community as much as possible. Our goal behind this program is to help our local schools promote their program as well as use our donations to purchase supplies for their classrooms. 

    Learn more about Dumpster Pros LLC.

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 3:05 PM | Anna Thies (Administrator)

    Norfolk Dredging Company will be establishing three equipment mooring locations north of Wando Terminal and R #8 on the Wando River. Two mooring buoys will be for the 312 ft long scow barges, and the other mooring buoy will be used for a 136 ft long fuel barge. The mooring buoys will be installed on October 3, 2019 and will remain until February 2021.

    This MSIB can be viewed here.

  • Monday, September 30, 2019 10:14 AM | Anonymous

    Marine Safety Information Bulletin

    U.S. Coast Guard MSIB Number: 43-19


    Intracoastal Waterway, Little River, SC

    The Little River Drawbridge over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Little River, SC will temporarily be incapable of opening on demand due to mechanical issues. The bridge will open at the top and bottom of each hour until repairs are completed. Repairs are expected to be completed by 8 a.m. on October 1, 2019. Mariners are urged to plan transits accordingly to avoid unnecessary disruptions.

    This MSIB can be viewed here.

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