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Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc. Announces Brand Consolidation with Eason Diving & Marine Contractors, Inc.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Murray, Kentucky – Two known commercial diving entities are now joined together under one umbrella.

Eason Diving & Marine Contractors, Inc., located in Charleston, South Carolina, merged under the Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc. brand name. Since 1976, Eason Diving has provided quality services to their clientele based throughout the southeastern United States and specializes in providing diving services to nuclear and fossil fueled power plants.

In the fall of 2015, Mainstream was acquired by Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC (MER). Mainstream’s reputation and service diversity nicely complimented MER’s 2014 acquisition of Eason Diving. Mainstream and Eason Diving have regularly worked together on large projects over the years making the transition to one company a natural fit.

The planned merger of Eason Diving into Mainstream has been a carefully thought-out milestone in the process of me stepping away from daily operations,” said Tom Eason, former owner and founder of Eason Diving. “Craig and his Team at Mainstream bring tremendous experience and capabilities to our existing Eason resources, and I believe that our opportunity to provide services should only get better with this move.”

Craig Fortenbery, Vice President and founder of Mainstream stated, “Tom and I both have based our companies on providing clientele with safe and efficient services garnering a treasured reputation throughout the commercial diving industry. After working alongside Tom Eason and Eason Diving on several large projects in the past, I am very eager to move forward with this transition.”                                                                                                                                 

For more information contact:

D. Craig Fortenbery

Vice President of Diving Operations

Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc.


Mainstream Commercial Divers Successfully Completes a Formal Safety Audit

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

As a commercial diving contractor, MCDI is a member of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI), a non-profit industry trade organization. In 1968 the ADCI was established to provide uniform safe standards for commercial diving operations and today, publishes the ADCI Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations which are recognized by both OSHA and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Since 2006, the ADCI has required all companies applying as General Members to undergo a formal safety audit. Additionally, the ADCI Board of Directors has now voted to require ALL existing members to submit to the same audit. The purpose of the safety audit is to define any areas of deficiencies related to the ADCI Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations and to help the audited company improve by offering direction and assistance to ensure that the company is complying with the Consensus Standards. 

As acting president of the ADCI, MCDI’s Vice President of Diving Operations, Craig Fortenbery, agreed to set an example among the industry and be one of the first General Member companies to undergo the formal audit process. During the month of November, MCDI hosted ADCI Executive Director, Phil Newsum and dive safety auditor, Jon Hazelbaker while they performed the formal safety audit of all dive equipment, dive gear, and MCDI’s published documents such as our Dive Safe Practices Manual, Safety Manual, a typical dive plan, and Job Hazard Analysis. A diving operation was also performed as a part of the safety audit. 

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