World Dredging Ass'n New Midwest Chapter To Meet February 28

The Midwest Chapter of North America of the World Dredging Association announces its first chapter meeting to be held Thursday, February 28, 1974, in St. Louis, Mo., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St.

Louis Hilton Airport Inn.

The chapter will be dedicated to the advancement of dredging technology, including the design and construction of dredges and the techniques and systems used in dredging operations. It will encompass a 16-state area and include the Canadian Province of Ontario. The Midwest states include: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

In order to "focus-in" on the three major areas of concern to dredging in the Midwest, the meeting shall consist of a morning workshop session devoted to contract dredging, sand and gravel dredging and lake reclamation. Persons attending will select one of the three parallel morning session workshops. Each individual workshop shall consist of a panel with a chairman, together with user, manufacturer, Corps of Engineers and E.P.A. representation. Mutual problems, solutions and experiences will be shared, and following the work-' shops, each chairman will give a progress report.

Keynote speaker of the day will be Carl Cable, Chief Construction Operations Division, North Central Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago, 111. Mr. Cable will address the membership at 1:30 p.m. sharp. His subject will be "Dredging Programs for the Great Lakes." "Dredges and Dredging Behind the Iron Curtain" will be the topic of a talk to be given by Veljko Zvolanek, chief mechanical engineer, St. Louis Ship. A business meeting to elect officers for the new chapter will also be held.

All persons involved and interested in dredging are urged to attend, and should contact Marlee Seward at Dixie Dredge Corporation, 8224 Polk Street, St. Louis, Mo. 63111, phone (314) 638-4000. Reservation forms will be sent promptly.

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