2019 Dredger of the Year Award goes to J.F. Brennan President and CEO Matt Binsfeld

For Immediate Release
June 12, 2019

Contact: Kimberly Walters
J.F. Brennan Company, Inc
608-518-2258 | kwalters@jfbrennan.com

Brennan President and CEO Matt Binsfeld Named 2019 Dredger of the Year

President and CEO of J.F. Brennan Company, Inc., Matt Binsfeld, received the internationally recognized Western Dredging Association’s (WEDA) 2019 Dredger of the Year Award on Thursday, June 6th, at the Dredging Summit and Expo.

(La Crosse, WIS – June 12, 2019) – J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. (Brennan) announced today that President and CEO Matt Binsfeld was named the 2019 Dredger of the Year on Thursday, June 6th at the 2019 WEDA Dredging Summit and Expo in Chicago, IL. The highly-respected award recognizes one individual annually who has made extensive and outstanding contributions to the dredging community.

Over 550 members strong, WEDA is a non-profit technical organization devoted to the exchange of knowledge in the dredging, navigation, marine engineering, and construction industries. Governed by 17 board of directors, WEDA covers seven regions throughout North, Central, and South America. Brennan is a long-standing committed member of WEDA, with multiple employees partaking in the organization.

Upon being named the Dredger of the Year, Binsfeld thanked his mentors, his family, and his family away from home – his Brennan family. When asked to summarize his experience working within the marine industry and his new title as 2019 Dredger of the Year, Binsfeld shared the following:

“I am truly honored to receive this award. The Western Dredging Association is an important group for the advancement of the dredge industry in the United States, North and South America. To be recognized amongst your peers is always nice, however, I find it more so an opportunity for reflection. I have been truly blessed to have some wonderful mentors in my career, the only way I can repay them, is to pay it forward. Most of all I want everyone to know that this is an award for all of Brennan. There is not a day that goes by where I don’t think about how lucky and fortunate I am to work with so many awesome and dedicated people. Our work has great purpose and we are making a positive impact in this country because of our great team and high-quality work.”

Brennan was established 100 years ago as a family-owned company. Based on the Mississippi River in western Wisconsin, the company currently provides marine, environmental, dam, harbor, and railroad solutions. As owners of some of the most substantial environmental dredging and marine construction assets in the Midwest, the Brennan team remains committed to building on their company’s legacy and continuing to invest in the research and development of the most innovative practices and tools for the community they serve.

About J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.
J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. (Brennan) is a marine solutions company based in La Crosse, WI that specializes in providing services to public and private owners of civil infrastructure. Focused on quality since the company’s inception in 1919, Brennan takes pride in successfully working with clients, partners, and engineering firms while upholding high levels of integrity, safety, and professionalism. The outcome is transparency and efficiency throughout company operations, resulting in a collaborative atmosphere for all stakeholders. For more information on Brennan’s innovative marine, environmental, dam, harbor, and railroad solutions, connect by calling at 1-800-658-9027 or visit https://www.jfbrennan.com/.