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For more information on RiverWorks Discovery, contact Errin Howard:

513.403.9312 | errin@riverworksdiscovery.org

RWD Fact Sheet 
Sponsorship Benefits

Sponsor Spotlight

Past Sponsor Spotlights

General Information:

Arcosa’s Inland Barge Group is comprised of Arcosa Marine Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of barges used to transport cargo on U.S. inland waterways. Arcosa Marine Products manufactures dry cargo barges, including flat-deck and hopper barges, that are used to transport a variety of products including grain, coal, and aggregates. Arcosa Marine Products also manufactures tank barges that carry petroleum, fertilizer, ethanol, chemicals, and other liquid cargoes. It is the largest U.S. manufacturer of fiberglass hopper barge covers used primarily on grain barges. Under the brand names of NABRICO® and Wintech, Arcosa Marine Products provides a full line of deck hardware to the marine industry, including hatches, castings, and winches for towboats and dock facilities.

Recent Event / Highlight / Company Accomplishment:

In June of 2019, Arcosa Marine welcomed Wintech into is group of marine components companies.  In  July of 2019, Arcosa delivered the first tank barge out of its re-opened shipyard in Madisonville, LA. 

Why you are involved with RWD?

As Arcosa, this will be our second year working with RiverWorks Discovery.

This provides us a good way to work with a highly regarded group connected to the river industry to teach and train people not directly connected to the towboat and barge world what a valuable resource our inland waterway system provides to the United States and the World.  Many people in the world are directly benefitted from the inland waterways and the story is still not well known.

Recent RWD event or sponsorship that you were involved with: 

Recently, Errin and RiverWorks Discovery participated in visits to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC as part of the Waterways Council effort to educate lawmakers about a variety of issues connected to our industry. So we know they are pounding the pavement with the industry – not just a bystander.  

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

In our barge building plants, we provide jobs to a wide array of talented people including welding, pipe fitting, electrical, mechanical, cutting and bending steel, painting and machine computer programing.  We train people in a lot of these disciplines. 

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

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