J. F. Brennan Opens a New Mid-South Location in Paducah, KY


LA CROSSE, Wis., May 5, 2021

Marine construction firm J.F. Brennan Company (Brennan) recently established a permanent presence in the Mid-South Region.

ADCI Brennan Diver

The company’s new Mid-South location is in Paducah, Kentucky, and will provide all Brennan services, including above and below-water construction and environmental remediation services. Located near the confluence of the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland, and Tennessee Rivers, the new location enables Brennan to better serve the infrastructure needs of clients along the inland waterways of the United States.

Robert (Bob) Wheeler

Brennan’s Mid-South team consists of locals in the area and is under the leadership of one of the most experienced marine professionals in the country, Robert (Bob) Wheeler. Wheeler recently joined Brennan from Shimmick Construction Company, Inc. and most notably worked on the Olmsted Lock & Dam and the LaGrange Lock & Dam Major Rehabilitation projects, both operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“I am very excited to be part of Brennan’s expansion into the Mid-South Region. With Brennan’s long history of providing stellar customer service, locating in Paducah is a natural fit for our company and the industry. This new location will add tremendous value to the market,” says Wheeler.

Brennan Working on GrowMark Terminal

Paducah is well-known historically as a hub for dry dock, barge, and railway operations. By strategically setting up residence at the convergence of multiple rivers within a deep-rooted market, Brennan looks to expand its capacity as a resource to the inland waterways and those who operate on them.

We are thrilled to open a new location in the heart of the inland river system. Paducah is an ideal location to advance our mission of executing solutions to some of the most complex marine, environmental, and infrastructure challenges in the country,” says VP of Business Development Mark Binsfeld.

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