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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. 

National Maintenance & Repair of Kentucky, Inc. became a founding member of RWD in 2006. It is a subsidiary company of McNational, Inc., a diverse conglomerate of marine related companies that has been in business for over 100 years. McNational has shipyards in Paducah, KY, Hartford, IL, Harahan, LA, South Point, OH, Cincinnati, OH and Charleston, MO. They also have a towing and fleeting company, McGinnis, Inc., and a mainline towing division operating as Excell Marine. Mid-America Fuels dispenses diesel fuel at Hartford, IL, Ledbetter, KY and South Point, OH.

National Maintenance and Repair of Kentucky (NMRKY) offers complete marine repair through 5 drydocks along with a fully equipped machine shop, wheel shop, fab shop, electrical shop and diesel shop. With approximately 125 employees, NMRKY is equipped to handle everything from barge repair to complete boat overhauls.

Recent event/highlight/company accomplishment:

NMRKY recently opened a second location at Charleston, MO. with two drydocks and skilled workers to complete major and minor repairs.

Why you are involved with RWD?

We are involved with RWD because it is a great source of education to the public about the importance of the Inland River System. With its Who Works the Rivers program, it is also enlightening the youth of America as to the possibilities of making the river a place where they might find a good job that can lead to a lifetime of raising and supporting a family.

Recent RWD Event or Sponsorship that you were involved with:

McNational as a whole has supported RWD in the Who Works the Rivers program. One of our divisions will be highlighted shortly as a company that has hired high schoolers into apprentice programs and have then hired those newly trained apprentices into our work force.

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

Did you know? We continue to pursue qualified applicants for many positions within our companies. If a person wants a job, opportunities abound in this economy.

Family Owned:

No family owned company stays in business for more than a hundred years if they are not providing excellent service. We pride ourselves in turning out quality products and services that benefit our customers so they might continue to prosper.

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