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A Ports of Indiana Publication · Spring 2012

Magnet for Growth

Two steel sector companies join Lake Michigan port Inside this Issue: • Indiana ports generate $6 billion impact, pg. 4 • Ports bid farewell to Wilzbacher, pg. 10 • New director takes helm at Lake Michigan port, pg. 7 • American Commercial Lines launches new plan, pg. 11 www.portsofindiana.com · Spring 2012


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FROM THE CEO .........................................................................................................4 Economic impact of Indiana’s ports exceeds $6 billion per year FROM THE BOARD ROOM .........................................................................................5 Ports Commission approves leases, dock inspection ENVIROFOCUS .........................................................................................................5 ‘Going green’ benefits the environment and bottom line FEATURE STORY .......................................................................................................6 Two steel sector companies join Lake Michigan port New port director taking helm at Burns Harbor ............................................................7 PORT REPORTS Burns Harbor: Port of Indiana welcomes first international ship ...................................9 Mount Vernon: Ports bid farewell to Wilzbacher .........................................................10 Evansville in top metro areas for expected growth ................................10 Jeffersonville: American Commercial Lines launches new plan ...................................11 For advertising or subscription information, contact Jody Peacock, (317) 233-6225; jpeacock@portsofindiana.com


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Rich Cooper

Chief Executive Officer, Ports of Indiana

Business activities at Indiana’s three ports created 51,577 jobs and generated $6.38 million in economic impact in 2011.

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Economic impact of Indiana’s ports exceeds $6 billion per year As the global economy struggles to emerge from a deep recession, U.S. ports play key roles helping businesses lower transportation costs and reach new markets. Indiana’s three ports handle a diverse mix of cargoes for many different industries – steel-making, manufacturing, construction, windpower, agriculture, alternative fuels and electric utilities, to name a few. Businesses here and abroad depend on our ports’ road, water and rail connections to receive their raw materials and get their finished products to customers. Despite recent economic uncertainties, the economic impact of our ports has continued to grow at an impressive rate, reaching an all-time high in 2011. A new study shows business activities at Indiana’s three ports contributed $6.38 billion to the state economy in 2011 and supported 51,577 jobs. The annual economic impact and job creation totals both increased by 18 percent since 2009. The study was conducted by Martin Associates – one of the foremost maritime economic consulting firms in the country – as part of a multi-year project started in 2009. The study was peer-reviewed by economics professors from Indiana University, University of Notre Dame and Purdue University and it showed 2009 business activities at Indiana’s ports generated 43,744 jobs and $5.42 billion in economic impact. As part of the 2011 update, Martin Associates used the same model to allow for direct comparisons of economic changes over the past two years. Increases in employment, capital investment and shipping volumes at all three of Indiana’s public ports were key factors in the economic growth. The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor handled a 56 percent increase in ship tonnage and 75 percent increase in barge tonnage in 2011 compared to 2009, with significant increases in shipments of almost all major cargoes. There was also more than $23 million in capital expenditures invested into port infrastructure and facility expansions. The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville handled a 4 percent increase in barge shipments and a 70 percent increase in railcar traffic over the same period, with significant increases in steel, fertilizer and road salt shipments. Since 2009, direct employment increased by 20 percent and more than $30 million was invested into infrastructure and port company facilities. The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon handled a 3 percent increase in cargo shipments by all modes between 2009 and 2011, but experienced a 5 percent drop in maritime shipments due to decreases in grain, steel and coal movements. Some of those cargoes were switched to rail, but a very mild winter significantly impacted coal shipments. Direct employment increased by 11 percent and over $50 million was invested into port businesses as three new facilities opened between 2009 and 2011, including the state’s largest ethanol plant. Overall, the Ports of Indiana handled an 8 percent increase in maritime shipments between 2009 and 2011, and recorded more than $100 million of public and private investments into port facilities. Employment increases related to port operations also generated a significant increase in personal income (up 25 percent to $1.9 billion annually) as well as state and local taxes (up 26 percent to $185 million annually). At the Ports of Indiana, our mission is to develop and maintain a world-class port system that operates as an agile, strategically-driven, self-funded enterprise dedicated to growing Indiana’s economy. These numbers validate how our ports help grow Indiana’s economy, but this success would not be possible without the world-class business partners at our ports, support from local communities where we operate and statewide economic policies that ensure Indiana has one of the best business climates in the country.

Ports Commission approves leases, dock inspection INDIANAPOLIS – The Ports of Indiana Commission approved two new leases, two lease amendments and a routine diving inspection during its February meeting. The commission approved a lease with Phoenix Services for 13 acres of land at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor to house a sales and stock yard for aggregate, and an additional two acres with an existing office building. Also approved was a new five-year lease with Great Lakes Towing Co. for 600-square feet of land near the small boat harbor at the Burns Harbor port after the company’s previous lease on the land expired

in March. Great Lakes Towing docks two of its 1,200-horsepower tugboats at the harbor to assist ships at the port. The commission awarded $57,000 to Mainstream Commercial Divers Inc. of Murray, Ky., for underwater inspection of nearly 6,400 feet of dockwall at the Burns Harbor port. The inspection occurs every five years. In other business, the commission amended leases with Burns Harbor companies Feralloy Processing Co. to add an additional .6 acres of land for outside storage and Indiana Stevedoring and Distribution Corp to return .58 acres of land to the Ports of Indiana for a new rail line.


Environmental issues are very important to the Ports of Indiana. As a port authority, the Ports of Indiana has the dual responsibility of protecting and enhancing our environment while building infrastructure that facilitates economic development.

‘Going green’ benefits the environment and bottom line “Going green” is no longer just a fad. Today, this concept is a primary strategic objective for businesses all over the world. As companies in and around the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor continue to explore options for making environmental improvements, South Shore Clean Cities is there to help. Realizing the financial and regulatory challenges facing industry, our organization partners with the port and its companies on Guest Column by programs that can create significant benefits for Carl Lisek both the environment and a business’s bottomExecutive Director line. Our organization works as a conduit to South Shore Clean Cities the U.S. Department of Energy, EPA and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to help local businesses comply with new environmental regulations, apply for funds to upgrade old equipment and understand how certain operational changes could reduce their environmental footprint and save money. Port companies must constantly find cost-effective ways to comply with EPA rules for diesel engines – be it forklifts, locomotives, trucks, pumps, generators or whatever. New EPA standards call for even tougher levels by 2014. The burden to comply with the rules mostly falls on engine manufacturers, but equipment operators will also be affected. One technological solution frequently used at the port is retrofitting existing diesel vehicles. Installing new hybrid drive systems in existing vehicles can enable users to reduce fuel consumption by 50 percent, which can dramatically decrease operating costs and recoup any initial investment rather quickly. Our organization partners with companies to take advantage of available grant programs to offset the costs of retrofitting equipment and purchasing new ‘green’ technology vehicles. The EPA currently offers the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program, which can fund diesel emission reduction solutions involving retrofit devices, clean fuels, engine upgrades,

aerodynamics, low resistance tires, equipment replacement and many other technologies. Eligible diesel vehicles include medium- or heavyduty trucks, construction and cargo-handling equipment, agriculture vehicles, buses and energy production equipment. Another simple way businesses can reduce diesel consumption and emissions is to cut back on engine idling time. According to Argonne National Laboratory, construction equipment idles for approximately 15 percent of all operating time. Annually, idling truck and locomotive engines consume over one billion gallons of diesel fuel and emit 11 million tons of carbon dioxide, 200,000 tons of nitrous oxide and 5,000 tons of particulate matter. Idling also wastes fuel and increases wear and tear on engines, which contributes to increased maintenance costs and shortened engine life. South Shore Clean Cities offers the following suggestions for businesses to reduce idling: 1. Begin a no-idling policy to turn off engines when not in use for five minutes or longer. 2. Provide information to operators on the adverse effects of idling over long durations. 3. Offer financial incentives when your company keeps idling time below national averages. South Shore Clean Cities is committed to serving as a partner and a resource for local companies – whether it’s compliance issues, grant funding or educational programs – and our partnerships with the port and its companies are shining examples of how “going green” can make dollars and sense for local businesses.

South Shore Clean Cities is a not-for-profit, government-industry partnership focused on reducing petroleum consumption in the Northern Indiana transportation sector. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the national Clean Cities Program has reduced petroleum use in the U.S. by three billion gallons since its creation in 1993. Contact Carl Lisek at southscc@comcast.net or visit www.southshorecleancities.org. www.portsofindiana.com · Spring 2012


Two steel sector companies join Lake Michigan port

Port welcomes Ratner Steel, Phoenix Services P ORTAGE, Ind. – Ratner Steel Supply Co. and Phoenix Services recently joined the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. The port’s steel synergies and its proximity to suppliers and customers were two key drivers for the new steel-related companies. “With the addition of Ratner and Phoenix, the port is now home to 16 steel-related firms,” said Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper. “Phoenix harvests scrap iron and slag from blast furnaces for reuse while Ratner produces steel sheets and plates” In a recent press release, Ratner announced plans to create up to 30 new jobs by 2015. The Roseville, Minn.based company will invest $14.25 million to build and equip a 102,000 square-foot steel service facility at the port. Construction began in April with the facility slated to be operational in early 2013. Indiana Secretary of Commerce Dan Hasler says having an out-of-state company like Ratner open a facility in Indiana reinforces the state’s appeal to companies across the Midwest. “More and more companies are finding our pro-business, low-tax environment advantageous to their growth,” Hasler said. Ratner, which currently has 62 full-time employees at the Minnesota location, plans to begin hiring sales, clerical and production associates in October for the new facility. “While we easily could have opened a facility at any location, Indiana’s business climate provided just the sort of location we were looking for,” said Steve Gottlieb, general manager and chief financial officer of Ratner Steel. “This new facility allows our company unequivocal access to our customers while strategically placing ourselves in a position for future growth.” 6 - Spring 2012 PORTSIDE MAGAZINE

Founded more than 25 years ago, the company serves customers in the agricultural, fabrication and energy industries throughout the Midwest and Canada. In 2011, Ratner Steel recorded more than $100 million in sales. “We are grateful these companies have chosen Portage as their expansion location,” said Portage Mayor James Snyder. “We believe they are just a start to a strong economic comeback.” Phoenix Services is one of the fastest growing companies in the country and it is opening a state-of-the-art slag processing and distribution facility at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Phoenix recently joined the port after signing a multi-year contract with ArcelorMittal to service the steel mill’s Burns Harbor facility. Phoenix’s 15-acre port facility includes an office building and a stockpiling and sales yard for aggregate. Phoenix is also building a processing plant at the ArcelorMittal facility. Bill Sanders, regional sales manager for Phoenix Services, says the company is creating roughly 80 jobs between the port facility and operations within the ArcelorMittal mill. “We are in the process of installing the most technologically advanced slag processing plant in the world,” said Doug Lane, president of Phoenix Services. “We plan to produce the highest quality aggregates in the industry at production rates far exceeding other competitive operations. We are very pleased to be selected as the slag contractor for ArcelorMittal and are also pleased to be working with the Port of Indiana to facilitate our operations.” According to Sanders, Phoenix will dig the ArcelorMittal blast furnace pits to recover scrap iron and slag, a byproduct of the steel-

Phoenix Services removes scrap iron and slag from blast furnaces at ArcelorMittal for reuse in steel making and construction projects.

making process. Phoenix will process the slag into aggregate and sell it for use in local road construction projects. Slag can also be used in general construction, ice control, railroad ballast and improving water and soil quality. ArcelorMittal will reuse the recovered iron. “The partnership between Phoenix and ArcelorMittal is another prime example of what makes this port a one-stop steel shop,” said Cooper. “Companies located here offer services that complement each other. We now have 16 steel-related firms at this port and this is a company that can literally move mountains. Phoenix is making major investments into equipment that can process 50 million tons of rock in a few months. The growth this company has experienced in the last five years is most impressive.” Phoenix Services was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Kennett Square, Pa. The company has 25 facilities located in the U.S., Europe and South Africa and and more than 1,000 employees in the U.S. Core services include slag handling, scrap recovery and sizing, processing slag for use by steel mill customers and marketing processed slag material for aggregate use. The Port of Indiana is now home to 30 companies which benefit from the facility’s multi-modal connections, specialized services and foreign-trade zone status. The 600-acre port handled more than two million tons of cargo in 2011 via international ships, lake vessels and river barges. “This port is home to the who’s who of steel companies,” said Cooper. “These new additions will not only benefit from synergies with existing port companies but also from being able to access our rail, highway and waterway connections, which can significantly reduce transportation costs. Information: Ratner Steel www.ratnersteel.com; Phoenix Services www.phxslag.com

New port director taking helm at Burns Harbor PORTAGE, Ind. – Anthony Kuk has joined the Ports of Indiana as port director for the Port of IndianaBurns Harbor on Lake Michigan. Kuk (pronounced “Cook”) has been serving as general manager for Nexeo Solutions’ Midwest operations, based in Chicago. Kuk is replacing Peter Laman, who is planning to move back to his hometown in Anthony Kuk Michigan after a transition period. Port Director “We’re sorry to see Pete leave us but we’re very pleased to have someone of Anthony’s caliber to lead our efforts on the Great Lakes,” said Rich Cooper, CEO for the Ports of Indiana. “Anthony’s operational management and global logistics experience with a major industrial company make him a great fit for this role. We greatly appreciate everything Pete has done for the port in the last four years and we wish him the very best.” Prior to joining the Ports of Indiana, Kuk worked with Nexeo Solutions and its predecessor since 2005, directing operations for multiple facilities in the Midwest generating $400 million in revenue. Nexeo was formed in April 2011 from the distribution division of Ashland Inc. With more than 2,200 employees in operations across North America, Europe and Asia, Nexeo provides distribution services for chemical, plastics, composites and environmental services. “I am very excited to be joining the Ports of Indiana and for the opportunity to manage one of the premier ports on the Great Lakes,” Kuk said. “Indiana has a tremendous transportation system, an excellent business climate and a strong economic development focus, all of which create many exciting opportunities for a port. I look forward to getting to know the port’s businesses and the local community so I can better understand how the port can continue to help grow business in this region.” Prior to joining Nexeo and Ashland, Kuk held leadership roles for Unisource Worldwide Inc., Consolidated Freightways and Preston Trucking Co., all in the Chicago area. He is a graduate of Benedictine University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and will be receiving an MBA from DePaul University in the very near future. Kuk will be relocating to Northwest Indiana from the Chicagoland area with his family. The Ports of Indiana is a statewide port authority that operates a system of three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan. The mission of the Ports of Indiana is to develop and maintain a world-class port system that operates as an agile, strategically-driven, self-funded enterprise dedicated to growing Indiana’s economy. The Ports of Indiana manages approximately 2,600 acres of property along the Ohio River and Lake Michigan, and has 800 acres available for future development. For more information, visit www.portsofindiana.com. Anthony Kuk can be reached at akuk@portsofindiana.com. www.portsofindiana.com www.portsofindiana.com · · Spring Spring2012 2012 7

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PORT REPORT - BURNS HARBOR First Ship The MV Isadora kicked off the 2012 international shipping season at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor in April.

Port of Indiana welcomes first international ship The St. Lawrence Seaway Management PORTAGE, Ind. – Indiana’s first international PORT REPORT Corp. celebrated the opening of the 54th ship of the year arrived at the Port of Indianaannual international shipping season on Burns Harbor on April 7, kicking off the 2012 Column by March 22 and announced projections for shipping season. The MV Isadora, a Polsteam Peter Laman 2012 Seaway cargo shipments to increase vessel, traveled from Ijmuiden, Netherlands, three percent over the previous year’s figures. carrying roughly 10,000 tons of steel coils to Contact Info: A recently published economic impact study, the port. (219) 787-5101 conducted by maritime economist Dr. John Our port is truly a world-class asset for plaman@portsofindiana.com Martin, showcases the significant role that the Portage community and the state. While the Great Lakes/Seaway system plays in the we are open year-round handling barge and economies of both the U.S. and Canada lake traffic, the international season brings new cargoes and increased shipments, which means jobs for our 227,000 jobs and $34 billion in annual economic activity are supported longshoremen, operating engineers, truckers and many others in the by Seaway shipments. For more information on the Great Lakes/Seaway system, visit logistics industry. We are looking forward to a solid shipping season www.greatlakes-seaway.com. in 2012. The Isadora was built in 1999 in Chiba, Japan, located on Tokyo Bay. Flagged for the Republic of Cyprus, the Isadora is manned by New company, new faces Capt. Z. Iwanowski and a crew from Poland. With the arrival of Phoenix Services at the port, I’d During a presentation onboard the ship, I had the honor of like to introduce two gentlemen from the facility, giving the captain a “Port of Indiana” steel stein, which symbolizes the Bruce Roth and Bill Sanders. enduring steel industry that plays such a vital role in the Northwest Bruce is the company’s senior vice president of Indiana economy. Our port is home to 16 steel-related companies. global procurement. A Detroit native, he completed his bachelor’s degree at Ferris State University and graduate studies at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago. He has 42 years of Bruce Roth experience in steel mill services, including 30 at the Phoenix Services Levy Co. and six years as the president and CEO of Brambles USA. Bruce and his wife Sandi have been married 41 years and have two adult children. As the regional sales manager, Bill oversees the sales and marketing of slag and other mill byproducts. Originally from Crown Point, Ind., he attended Concordia University in River Forest, Ill., and previously worked at iCrete LLC. Bill and his wife Kammi have a six-year-old daughter, Mea. Bill Sanders Phoenix Services For more information on Phoenix Services, Port Director Peter Laman (c.) and Victor Klancer, general manager of Federal Marine Terminals (r.) present Capt. Z. Iwanowski of the Isadora with the “Port of Indiana” steel stein. visit www.phxslag.com. www.portsofindiana.com · Spring 2012



Ports bid farewell to Wilzbacher the port and everyone at the Ports of MOUNT VERNON, Ind. – After Indiana. It’s a great team.” 10 years at the Port of Indiana-Mount A native of Fort Branch, Ind., Vernon, Phil Wilzbacher stepped down Wilzbacher worked as marketing from his position of port director in manager for the Indiana Rail Road March. He is returning to his rail Co. and marketing director for the roots as the new CEO of the Hoosier Indiana Southern Railroad prior to Southern Railroad. joining the port. “Everyone here at the Ports of He and his wife Katie were Indiana wishes Phil nothing but the married in 1979 and have two grown best in his new endeavor,” said Ports children – daughter Allison and son of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper. “He Brian. Brian and his wife Sarah made has led the port through a period of Wilzbacher a very proud grandpa phenomenal growth. We will miss his last year with the birth of their twin business savvy, as well as his friendship and sense of teamwork.” Valerie Howell, administrative assistant at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon, daughters Addie and Lorelai. “I would like to convey Wilzbacher became port director presents Phil Wilzbacher with a cake at a surprise farewell celebration in March. my sincere appreciation for the at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon opportunity to serve as port director at the Port of Indiana-Mount in January of 2002. During his tenure, business at the port more Vernon,” Wilzbacher said. “This was a difficult decision for me and than tripled. my family, and I leave with the hope that I’ve had a positive effect “I am very proud of my time at the Ports of Indiana,” Wilzbacher on the organization. I greatly appreciate the many friendships I’ve said. “This has been the highlight of my career. The position combined developed in this role and I will take with me a deep satisfaction in two things I enjoy – transportation and business development. It has what we’ve been able to accomplish in my time here.” been a privilege to work with the many people I’ve encountered at

Evansville in top metro areas for expected growth A study recently named Evansville one of the nation’s leading metro areas for anticipated export growth. The report, released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, projects exports from the area to increase 76 percent from 2010 to 2020. Titled “U.S. Metro Economies: Exports in the Next Decade,” the study cites the value of the Evansville metro area’s exports at $2.7 billion in 2010. That number is projected to grow to $4.8 billion by 2020. Out of the nation’s top 100 metro-areas for 2010 export values, the city ranks behind only two others for expected growth: Baton Rouge, La., and Kingsport/Bristol in Tennessee and Virginia. The report shows the largest commodity exported from the Evansville area is chemicals. Nationally, that industry is expected to grow 80 percent – more than any other industry in the study. In an interview with the Evansville Courier & Press, study co-author Karl Kuykendall specified that chemical exports include commodities such as ethanol and fertilizers, which are major cargoes at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon, located in the Evansville metro area just 15 miles west of the city. “This is good news for our Mount Vernon port,” said Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper. “The port handled nearly five times the ethanol shipments in 2011 versus the previous year. While much of the product remains in the U.S., some traveled to Central and South American markets, filling demand as Brazil shifts its focus to sugar from ethanol. Having a direct waterway connection allows port companies to ship cargo domestically or to world markets by connecting to ocean vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.” The port’s exports extend beyond ethanol. Asia receives soybean oil for use in food products and soybean meal for animal feed. Shipments of soy products at the port were up four percent in 2011. Dried distillers grains, a byproduct of ethanol production, move to Central and South America and Mexico for animal feed. Central America imports white corn for foods like tortillas and milo 10 - Spring 2012 PORTSIDE MAGAZINE

Ethanol shipments from the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon can be shipped by barge to the Gulf of Mexico and transloaded to ship for export to world markets. for animal feed. The region’s wheat crops travel around the world for flour production. There is also increasing potential for coal exports, traditionally the port’s largest-volume cargo, as demand grows in Asia and Europe. According to the study, U.S. exports will grow faster than imports by 2020, and over the coming decade, exports will account for nearly 40 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product growth, a dramatic increase over the last decade when exports accounted for 27 percent. Antonio Villaraigosa, U.S. Conference of Mayors president and mayor of Los Angeles, made the following statement announcing the study: “If you’re serious about creating jobs, you have to be serious about expanding exports. Ninety-five percent of the world’s consumers are outside of the United States. To help businesses get their products from cities across the United States to markets around the world, we need to invest in our roads, bridges, ports and rail systems.” A copy of the report can be found at www.usmayors.org.

PORT REPORT - JEFFERSONVILLE Destination: Efficiency American Commercial Lines plans to increase efficiency with a tighter geographic focus and new barges.

American Commercial Lines launches new plan JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – JeffersonvilleIn 2012, the company plans to continue PORT REPORT based barge line and shipbuilder American increasing efficiency with a series of capital Commercial Lines welcomed a change in investments to rejuvenate its fleet. They will Column by Scott Stewart leadership last year, bringing a new plan for add up to 45 liquid tank barges to better Port Director growth to the 97-year-old company. serve the petroleum and chemical markets American Commercial Lines (ACL) and will retire nearly 400 dry hopper barges, Contact Info: operates a fleet of over 2,300 barges and replacing them with 220 new builds. (812) 283-9662 approximately 120 towboats on the inland ACL is also refocusing its geographic sstewart@portsofindiana.com waterways, as well as a number of facilities scope on regions where the majority of that provide a full range of support services, its business travels – the Ohio, Illinois including marine repairs, port and terminal and Mississippi rivers down to the Gulf services. ACL also operates Jeffboat, the nation’s second largest of Mexico. The company is working to better coordinate traffic manufacturer of barges for the inland waterways. patterns in this area to increase frequency and reliability of service. Mark Knoy was named president and For more information on ACL, visit www.aclines.com. CEO of ACL in August 2011. Mark attended Lindenwood University in St. Louis and began New face around the port his career in 1973 working aboard towboats on I’d like to introduce Sam Sirrico, the new terminal the inland waterways as a deckhand and then as manager at Consolidated Terminals and Logistics a captain. He previously worked as vice president Co. (CTLC). A Boston native, Sam graduated of American Electric Power’s fuel, emissions from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy with and logistics group and president of AEP River a bachelor’s degree in international maritime Operations. He currently serves on the board of business. Jeffersonville is his fourth stop while Mark Knoy a variety of organizations promoting the inland working with CTLC – he previously served as ACL waterways, including U.S. Army Corps of the assistant terminal manager at the North Engineer’s Inland Waterways Users Board, Coast Guard Foundation Bend, Ohio, and Aurora, Ind., facilities, and a Sam Sirrico and National Waterways Foundation. logistics coordinator at the corporate office in CTLC ACL finished 2011 with solid growth, delivering nearly three Mandeville, La. percent more freight ton-miles than the previous year. This was done Sam and his girlfriend, Jill Hayes, enjoy discovering new with increased efficiency, using five percent fewer barges and seven restaurants, and he is a diehard Boston sports fan, attending Red Sox, percent fewer boats than in 2010. Patriots or Celtics games whenever he can.

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