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For more information on RiverWorks Discovery, contact Errin Howard:

513.403.9312 |

RWD Fact Sheet 
Sponsorship Benefits

Sponsor Spotlight

Past Sponsor Spotlights

Give us some general information about your company 

McNational is a complete maritime company offering a wide range of services through our more than 700 employees. With major locations at or near Paducah, St. Louis, New Orleans, Cincinnati and South Point, OH, McNational (through its service units: McGinnis, Inc., National Maintenance & Repair, Inc. National Maintenance & Repair of Kentucky and National Maintenance & Repair of Louisiana) provides a full range of shipyard activities from building to repairing boats and barges as well as providing diesel engine repair. McNational has an enclosed painting facility at South Point, OH and provides fueling services through its Mid-America Fuel locations at Paducah, KY and Catlettsburg, KY.

A full line of fleeting and harbor services are offered with 30 boats employed in that service. Main line services in the form of dedicated vessels, charter hire and on call towing are also offered through Excell Marine and its fleet of 14 boats ranging in horsepower from 7200 - 2000. Excell has vessels and operators that can traverse any of the inland rivers.

McNational even has a branch of McGinnis, Inc. that performs construction services for docks and marinas.

Recent event/highlight/company accomplishment

National Maintenance & Repair, Inc. has recently opened a drydock and repair facility at Charleston, MO, offering a wide range of services.

National Maintenance & Repair of Kentucky, Inc. has recently opened a diesel engine division in Seattle, Washington.

Year you became a RiverWorks Discovery® Sponsor

We were one of the founding members of RiverWorks Discovery and continue to today.

Why you are involved with RWD

Our company is committed to the river industry. RWD brings much needed focus and attention to the river system and the economic benefits to consumers and the general public. The river is one of the greatest assets that this country has and we need to emphasize that in every way possible. RWD is an important part of that process.

Recent RWD Event or Sponsorship that you were involved with

We have supported the Who Works the Rivers projects in our areas and recently had Rodney Green, our Hartford EVP, do a segment for an RWD video that will be used as part of a larger RWD production.

A “Did You Know” fact or a tidbit on careers related to waterways industry:

McGinnis, Inc. has been in existence for more than 100 years. Why wouldn’t a prospective employee look to such a company for stable and beneficial employment. In several of our facilities, we have teamed with local schools to offer apprentice type employment to prospective welders and shipyard employees.


This is a family owned business that has been so successful because of its people and its leadership. Doug McGinnis is revered in the business and was inducted into the National Rivers Hall of Fame in 2008.

Traveling Exhibit Contributors

RiverWorks Discovery™, a nationwide educational program of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and National Rivers Hall of Fame, gratefully acknowledges the following people and organizations for their contributions of financial support, content, images and expertise to this exhibit.

Funded With Major Support From

American Electric Power Foundation, AEP River Operations, Cargill, AmherstMadison, Eugenie & Joseph Jones Family Foundation, Ingram Barge Company, and The McKnight Foundation.

Supporting Gifts From

Mississippi River Basin Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, USDA Forest Service Eastern Region, and Kirby Inland Marine.

Contributors of Content, Images and Expertise

AEP River Operations, American Commercial Lines, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Cherokee Barge and Boat, City of Nashville, Captain Mike Conklin, Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau, Robert J. Hurt, Illinois Natural History Survey, Ingram Barge Company, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Living Lands and Waters, Gary R. Lucy Gallery, Michigan Sea Grant, Mississippi River Basin Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species, National Portrait Gallery, Navy History and Heritage Command, NOAA, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Henry A. Petter Supply Co., Project AWARE, Seamen’s Church Institute, Dr. Abdul K. Sinno, Captain Robert Staples, USDA Forest Service Eastern Region, Cynthia Vanderlip, Wildlife Forever,
David Williamson, Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute