Archive for September 2014

NY State Park Chooses Meeco Sullivan Again

Warwick, NY— Bob Sullivan, COO of Sullivan Flotation Systems, announced that they have completed another marina project for the New York State Park System at Big Six Mile Creek, which is on an inlet of the upper Niagara river. In recent years Sullivan has also completed marina projects on the Buffalo River, at the First Buffalo Marine Harbor for the New York Power Authority and at Mills Norrie State Park on the Hudson River.  John Bordner with Allen Marine Services, a division of Hohl Industrial Services, oversaw the construction of the Big Six Mile Creek project and noted that “this was a rather unique project because the new dock systems were designed to withstand ice pressure and ice movement so they could remain in the water year-round.” Sullivan’s design team worked closely with the State’s designer and the general contractor to create a special mooring system that included SeaFlex mooring cables on a pulley system that allowed the new docks to flex with any ice pressure. Plus, the marina’s anchoring system required custom anchor brackets and a series of helical bottom anchors and elastic rodes to facilitate the fluctuating water depths and winter ice common to this area.

Phase one of the project included nine new docks with a total of 144 slips that could accommodate boats from 20’ to 30’ and four ADA accessible slips. The dock systems utilized Sullivan’s Aluminum System with custom extruded side channels and structural aluminum interior bracing, GeoDeck grey composite Leed certified decking and stainless steel utility pedestals. Phase two will include a new boathouse, boat launch and parking lots.

Bob Sullivan commented that “the entire Sullivan team is very proud of how we helped develop a very practical dock design solution to meet the State’s needs while completing this project on a very tight timeframe and in time for Memorial Day, which is the opening of boating season on the Niagara River.”

Since 1961 Sullivan Flotation Systems has been a recognized pioneer and leader in the design and construction of engineered floating dock systems specializing in marinas and dock systems that can withstand demanding coastal environments. With hundreds of marinas built around the country, Sullivan is one of the largest and most respected manufacturers in the industry. They offer a full range of marina and floating dock products and services and they stand behind them. To learn more please visit www.sullfloat.com.  For more information contact Bob Sullivan at bobsull@sullfloat.com.

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