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Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC (MER) Announces Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc. to become MER Commercial Diving Division

Monday, May 13, 2019

Randolph, MA – Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC (MER) announces effective June 1, 2019, Mainstream Commercial Divers will be doing business as (“DBA”) MER Commercial Diving, under the Moran Environmental Recovery umbrella.

Five years ago, MER entered the commercial dive business through the acquisition of Eason Diving & Marine Contractors, Inc., headquartered in Charleston, SC. Subsequently, MER then acquired Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc., in Murray, KY, and then in 2017, merged the former Eason name underneath the Mainstream brand. Since that time, Mainstream has continued to grow its reputation as one of the largest inland commercial diving contractors in the United States providing specialized services in underwater maintenance, inspection, and repair, as well as nuclear services and scientific habitat studies. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of MER, Mainstream has leveraged its ability to supplement its in-house capabilities with those of its parent company. In doing so, there have been a growing number of opportunities for the Mainstream team and the MER environmental, industrial and emergency response crews to work together on complex projects providing specialized services, and while doing so under a single company and point of contact. “The migration of the Mainstream name to now become branded as MER Commercial Diving is thus a natural next step in the evolution of our strategy. By doing so, we hope that it provides greater clarity and understanding for our client base as to the full range of services that MER offers,” said Brian House, President of Moran Environmental Recovery.

MER recently completed the acquisition of Global Diving & Salvage, headquartered in Seattle, WA. Global is a highly-recognized leader in the commercial dive sector and brings even greater scale and scope to MER’s existing commercial dive capabilities, especially in the areas of marine construction and casualty response services.  Although under the overall umbrella of MER’s Commercial Diving Service offerings, Global will continue to operate as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary and retain its strong brand name. 

MER now offers an unparalleled level of experience and expertise in the commercial diving industry on a national scale. With decades of experience in commercial diving and project management, MER has created a multi-faceted force within the commercial diving industry capable of providing clients with a comprehensive suite of underwater services, all under one roof.

MER is a subsidiary of Moran Towing Corporation headquartered in New Canaan, CT. Moran is 160-year old 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. www.morantug.com

MER is an integrated supplier of environmental, industrial, mechanical, and commercial diving services with an unwavering commitment to industry-leading performance. We deliver the highest level of safety, quality, and reliability to each and every client. MER is trusted by many of the nation’s largest utilities, railroads, ports, and government agencies. With a culture of performance guiding every aspect of our service, MER’s expert staff, specialized equipment and vast network of locations allows MER to continually meet the intense demands of industries all across North America. www.MoranEnvironmental.com 

Contact: Laurie Maker, Director of Communications, lmaker@moranenvironmental.com


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. www.morantug.com

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. www.moranenvironmental.com

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. www.gdiving.com

Contact: Laurie Maker, Director of Communications, lmaker@moranenvironmental.com


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MER Hosted an Environmental Clean-up Day

Saturday, October 19, 2019


The team at our Louisville, KY office held an environmental clean-up day at The Falls of Ohio State Park in Clarksville, IN this past Saturday, October 19. Nearly 50 tires, numerous plastic drums, and many large and small miscellaneous items were dug out and disposed of. MER provided both large and small-scale tools and equipment to safely remove, transport, and dispose of the waste collected.

The Falls of Ohio State Park, located in Clarksville, IN, and neighboring Louisville, KY, is the largest naturally exposed Devonian fossil bed in North America. The Falls were designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1866 and named a federal National Wildlife Conservation Area by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1981. In recent years, the Park has fallen victim to environmental degradation due to careless disposal of waste, empty drums, tires, glass, and countless other items. 

MER  would like to thank the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Louisville Sustainability Council for their
support and participation, and all the community volunteers who came out to support this important initiative. A special thanks goes out to the group of students who participated from Indiana University Southeast!

By the very nature of our business, we consider ourselves to be
stewards of the environment. We commend Environmental Compliance Specialist Samantha Troutman, and the entire Louisville team for their passion and leadership in this effort.

 

 


Vacuum and Transportation Services Expand to Murray, KY Office

Friday, September 13, 2019

As part of MER's commitment to become a distinguished service provider in the specialized field of Industrial Services in the Midwest region as well as part of a continued growth plan to create a multi-faceted resource center in the Midwest, MER is now offering Vacuum and Transportation services out of the Murray, KY office. 

The Murray, KY facility, which has been solely an inland commercial diving center, recently expanded their service capabilities and will now be offering vacuum and transportation services to large petrochemical and manufacturing clients in the Midwest region and has added a 5,500-gallon vacuum tanker truck to their already extensive list of equipment. Since early July 2019, the vacuum tanker has been put into service vacuuming and transporting non-hazardous waste for an industrial facility located in Murray. 


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