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Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC (MER) announces the acquisition of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Randolph, MA – Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC (MER) announces the acquisition of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. (Global), headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1979, Global has positioned itself as an international leader in marine construction, commercial diving, environmental services, and marine casualty response. Global has five locations in the western part of the U.S. and services clients both domestically and worldwide. Global will continue to operate under its current brand, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of MER.

Brian House, President and CEO of MER stated, “Global is a dynamic company with a highly-regarded legacy for providing commercial diving, salvage, marine construction and environmental services to its client base. This acquisition represents an excellent complement to MER’s existing commercial dive operation, as well as an opportunity to further grow and expand our environmental business. The combined entity allows us to provide coverage both domestically and internationally for our clients. Most importantly, we see great synergy in the culture and values shared by our employees. As such, we are truly delighted to have Global become an important part of the MER organization.”

MER entered into the commercial dive industry in 2014 with the acquisition of Eason Diving & Marine Contractors, Inc. located in Charleston, South Carolina, and then Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc. of Murray, Kentucky in 2015. The acquisition of Global further complements MER’s strategic position in the commercial diving sector.

Devon Grennan has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President of MER. In this role he will continue to oversee Global’s business operations, as well as provide executive leadership to MER’s commercial diving, marine construction services, and marine casualty response services. Devon has served as Global’s president since 2009 and CEO since 2013.

“This sale represents the opportunity for expanded geographic reach in the commercial diving and construction infrastructure sectors, as well as the potential to integrate environmental and industrial services. We are excited about the strategic growth opportunity for Global and our employees as we become a MER company.  MER and Global have successfully partnered on client critical projects in the past, and many of our people have worked side by side before.  The combination of the companies presents a formidable service provider in both the domestic market and on the international stage,” said Mr. Grennan.

Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC is a subsidiary of Moran Towing Corporation headquartered in New Canaan, CT. Moran is a 160-year old leading provider of marine towing and transportation services. Moran has a long-standing reputation for safe, efficient service achieved through a combination of well-trained personnel and state-of-the-art equipment.

Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC is an integrated supplier of environmental, industrial, mechanical, and commercial diving services with an unwavering commitment to industry-leading performance. MER is trusted by many of the nation’s utilities, railroads, ports, and government agencies for consistently delivering the highest level of safety, quality, and reliability. With a culture that supports every aspect of performance-driven service, MER’s expert staff, specialized equipment, and vast network of locations allow MER to continually meet the intense demands of industries all across North America.

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. is a leader in the marine services industry with decades of experience managing complex, critical, and technical projects in and around the water.  Their skilled and seasoned professionals offer safe and reliable marine construction, commercial diving, marine casualty response, and environmental services- even in the most challenging environments.

Contact: Laurie Maker, Director of Communications,

Toy Drive to support Bay County, FL Boys & Girls Club

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Moran Environmental Recovery and Global Diving & Salvage Join Together to Support Children Affected by Hurricane Michael

Since shortly after Hurricane Michael made U.S. landfall in October, MER has had a team working with Global Diving and Salvage, as part of the USCG’s ESF-10 response effort in the Panama City area. In an effort to support the communities in which they are responding, the MER team initiated a local TOY DRIVE to support the children of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bay County. The Club had four facilities to serve the kids of the Panama City area. One location was completely destroyed in the storm, and two were heavily damaged. They are currently operating out of one Club with all the children coming in from the other facilities to receive support, services, and programming.

MER and Global Diving & Salvage have joined together to sponsor the toy drive with the support of several other companies and agencies who are also on the response team. MER team members at Resource Centers in Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC, Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, and Pompano Beach, FL have launched a campaign to collect unwrapped toys at each location. The Hilton Hotel Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach, Florida runs a toy drive each year, and this year they have dedicated their efforts to support our campaign. All of the toys collected will be distributed to the families to be given as holiday gifts.

Global Diving & Salvage has created a ‘Gofundme’ campaign to provide those who wish to give the opportunity to donate to the cause. Individuals who wish to be part of this initiative started by our Hurricane Michael Response Team to support the children of the Panama City area during this holiday season, then please visit Panama City Toy Drive to make a donation.Money collected will go toward the purchase of toys and other essential items to be donated to local families for the holidays.

The Boys and Girls Clubs in the Panama City area are in the process of rebuilding. In addition to structural damage, they lost such items as sports equipment, video game components, art supplies, games, and other items necessary to provide the children with the programming they had previously delivered. MER and Global Diving & Salvage have each committed to a corporate donation to be made directly to the Club to support them in rebuilding their inventory for youth programming. Our goal is to really bring the initiative to scale with the participation and support of our employees, clients, partners, and friends.

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Clean Waterways Conference 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Join us at the 2019 Clean Waterways Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati, OH, April 16 - 18, visit Booth 402.

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Clean Gulf 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Join us in New Orleans, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall D for the Clean Gulf Conference & Exhibition 2018, November 14–15, 2018, Booth #427.
The CLEAN GULF Conference & Exhibition is the annual event that delivers solutions for spill prevention, preparedness and response. It brings together all parties responsible for response operations from North America and beyond to hear best practices and build relationships vital to a successful response on land or water. A strong relationship between all parties is the foundation of a successful response, and CLEAN GULF has helped forge these relationships for the last 26 years.
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