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All Floating Timber Docks Replaced Utilizing Existing Timber and Fiberglass Piles

Warwick, NY—Ralph Morley, National Sales Manager of Meeco Sullivan, announced that the company has just completed installation of a heavy duty Sullivan Timber System for The Palmer Point Marina, which is part of The River Club Condominium complex in Cos Cob, CT located on the Mianus river in Cos Cob Harbor.

Jim Denardo, owner of Palmer Point Marina, noted that “choosing Meeco Sullivan to handle this dock replacement project was an easy decision because 30 years ago The River Club hired Meeco Sullivan to build the original dock system that would serve the club year round and not only withstand the harsh new England winters but multiple hurricanes.  The original system held up so well and we have been so pleased with the quality and durability of Meeco Sullivan’s products that there was no question who we would ask to design and quote this project. Plus, Meeco Sullivan’s reputation throughout the New England area is second to none, and their team did an exceptional job designing a system that would work and fit perfectly with our existing piles. Our experience with Meeco Sullivan was unbelievable every step of the way and I would highly recommend them.”

The project included a total of 132 slips designed to accommodate primarily 35-70’ boats and smaller yachts and every slip utilized Meeco Sullivan’s heavy-duty Sullfloat design timber frame system with IPE decking.  Many of the slip fingers are 4’ wide with 4’x4’ gussets which provide superior stability and eliminate the need for piles at the end of the finger.  The overall strength of the Sullfloat System and the location of the marina required considerably fewer piles. Meeco Sullivan handled the complete design, construction and fabrication of the timber dock system and Atlantic Marine Construction handled the removal of the old docks and installation of the new system along with utility removal and installation.

Matt Beechinor, who managed the project for Meeco Sullivan, commented that “the biggest challenge for our design team was that Palmer Point didn’t want to replace any of the existing pilings so all the docks were prefabricated at our plant with the existing piling and slip locations and when delivered for installation, they aligned perfectly with the existing piles. Plus, with all the product advancements we’ve made such as rotomolded flotation drums being thru-bolted to the dock framing and our one-of-a-kind galvanized tube reinforced double torsion finger stability system, The River Club now has the most technologically advanced timber frame floating dock system in the area.”  

Many marinas and dock systems today in need of replacement have pilings that are in good enough shape that they do not need to be replaced, which was the case for Palmer Point Marina. This meant Meeco Sullivan had to design and build the entire dock system with the pile hoops in exactly the right locations.  In addition, the piles varied between timber piles and fiberglass piles so by using a combination of different pile hoops we were able to provide a strong pile guide connection at every point needed on the dock.  Most marinas, yacht clubs and dock owners don’t realize that although most piles are similar in shape and size and type, every job has its own unique design features. One of Meeco Sullivan’s key differences is that every dock system we build includes numerous custom components.  Every single dock section, pile hoop, brace etc. is specifically selected for the marina that we are building at the time which means for situations like The River Club, we don’t have to compromise on quality to build a system that will fit their existing piles.

The contract was awarded in late July 2015 and the Meeco Sullivan Logistics Team delivered the docks starting in early January 2016 and scheduled everything so that each dock section arrived exactly when the contractor needed them on-site for immediate launching and installation. This was very important because there was minimal space available to store extra dock sections.

MEECO SULLIVAN is a leading supplier of freshwater and saltwater marinas and dock systems. Our product offering includes Galvanized Steel Dock Systems, Atlantic Glulam Timber Dock Systems, Sullivan Timber Dock Systems, Aluminum Dock Systems, Wave Attenuators, Rowing Docks, Residential Docks and Service Docks/Platforms. With over 107 years of combined experience, we are a recognized pioneer and leader in the design and construction of floating dock systems with thousands of marine installations worldwide.

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Three More Major Floating Dock Contracts Announced

McAlester, OK— Jim Mason, National Sales Manager for Meeco Sullivan announced that the company has recently been awarded several new contracts highlighted by the Admirals Hill Marina in Chelsea, MA, the Albany Marina in Albany, NY and Burnside Marina on Lake Cumberland Kentucky.

The Admirals Hill Marina is situated on Island End River and will include 140 slips totaling 22,000 square feet of floating docks replacing an old concrete and timber system. This new dock system will be Meeco Sullivan’s heavy-duty Sullivan Timber Frame system with recessed trim style IPE decking.

With tight delivery timelines and production scheduled through the holiday season, Meeco Sullivan was able to commit to begin deliveries within 30 days from initial order placement with completion of the project 30 days after that. This was a high profile project and Meeco Sullivan was chosen over several other dock builders because of its reputation for quality, competitive price and ability to meet their critical deadlines.

The Albany Marina project is a new 30 slip full service marina on the Hudson River in Albany, NY. The new floating docks will include a boat launch open to the public and were designed for easy removal before and after the boating season due to winter ice flows on the Hudson. The project includes a combination of six 50 ft. shore to dock stiff legs with heavy concrete bottom anchors that will keep the dock system securely in place. The heavy duty galvanized steel docks with open truss frames and 4’ x 42’ all welded aluminum gangways are also being constructed at Meeco Sullivan’s Oklahoma facility. The project is scheduled for winter completion so it will be ready to install for the Spring 2016 boating season.

The Burnside Marina experienced severe damage from storms in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 and this latest project includes new D and F Docks totaling 64 covered slips of various sizes with exposed aggregate concrete decking and winch and cable anchoring. The project also includes reconfiguring 3,000 linear ft. of attenuator as well as relocating and repositioning the fuel pier, ship store and restaurant areas for easier access. All work is scheduled for Spring 2016 completion.

New East Region Sales Manager Hired to Support Northeast Demand

Jim Mason, Meeco Sullivan’s National Sales, Marketing & Business Development Manager, recently announced that John Dunham has been hired as East Region Sales Manager with sales development and customer support responsibilities for eastern Pennsylvania, New York and northern New Jersey. Mr. Dunham has held senior sales positions with Camping World, Dixie Chopper and Argo US and will be based in Accord, NY. He can be reached at jdunham@meecosullivan.com.

Courtesy Dock Solution Customized for Flexibility

With over 107 years experience designing and building marina dock systems, floating docks and stationary docks, Meeco Sullivan developed the perfect solution for Bear Lake’s Courtesy Dock.IMG_0159The design of this stationary courtesy dock allows for easy adjustments or dock movement to maintain a level and safe walking surface as the water depths change as well as easy removal during Utah’s long winters. Bear Lake is a very active recreational lake so this location required a very stable dock and platform and a decking surface that could withstand the harsh conditions. The Meeco Sullivan design team utilized a heavy duty galvanized steel frame and composite decking to provide maximum strength and stability as well as a long service life. Whether you need a stationary, floating, removable or extendable courtesy dock, Meeco Sullivan can cost-effectively design a custom courtesy dock to meet your unique needs

Innovative Dock Design Provides More Space for Utility Chases and Easier Access

Jim Mason, National Sales, Marketing & Business Development Manager, noted that “the Corpus Christi Pier R replacement project is progressing right on schedule and we are very proud ofCorpus Christi Pier R dock-utility chases our innovative dock design for this project. Each of the new floating docks were designed to include extra space for utilities, including electricity and fire suppression. Plus, this design easily accommodated the concrete decking, which was an important customer requirement and is also unique to Meeco Sullivan.”

Utah State Parks and Waterways are a Boater’s Paradise

If you love breathtaking wilderness views and boating, then VISITING UTAH’S many amazing State Parks is a must

While many people think of Utah as a place to go for some of the best snow skiing and winter sports in the world, its dry climate during the the late spring, summer and early fall months and its AMAZING state parks and waterways, make it a boater and fisherman’s paradise.

More than 20 of Utah’s State Parks have access to water during the summer months, on some of the most breathtakingly beautiful lakes in the country. You can choose to camp (but you better call ahead) or stay in local towns during your visit and enjoy the local lifestyle and culture.

Meeco Sullivan is proud to say that many of Utah’s State Parks feature our proven dock systems, from fishing piers and courtesy launch docks to full marina systems. We are truly grateful to the State of Utah for their business and confidence in our company.
If you have never visited Utah, we would highly recommend you add it to your “must see” vacation trips and if you live there, please take advantage of one of the best State Park systems in the country. To learn more visit Utah State Parks.

Key Executives Added to Management Team

 

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Ralph Morley, Division Manager, Meeco Division

McAlester, OK— MEECO SULLIVAN, The Marina Company, has brought together the expertise and experience of two long time suppliers to the marina and dock system industry—Sullivan Flotation Systems and Atlantic-Meeco. Steve Sullivan, CEO and President of MEECO SULLIVAN, announced the addition of two seasoned industry professionals to the management team.
Jim Mason has joined the company as National Sales, Marketing & Business Development Manager. Mr. Mason has been involved in the marina and waterfront equipment industry since 2008. Most recently he served as a Territory Sales Manager and then as National Sales Manager for Shoremaster handling both residential and commercial product lines. Prior to that, he spent over 20 years in various sales management roles with both Arctic Cat and Starrett.
In his new role at Meeco Sullivan Jim looks forward to the opportunity of helping these two strong brands come together as Meeco Sullivan and compete aggressively for every marina and dock project. In addition, he is creating a process driven sales approach that delivers faster turnaround times for proposals and quotes while delivering the best customer experience in the industry. Simply put he’s committed to delivering the best. As part of making every customer experience a positive one, Jim is committed to making Meeco Sullivan’s sales team the “go to team” for any questions or needs customers might have. You can count on your local Meeco Sullivan Regional Sales Manager to give you, or get you, the information you need. Every Sales Manager’s mission is simple– deliver the best customer experience.
Ralph Morley has joined the company as Division Manager of the Meeco Division operations in McAlester, OK.
Ralph brings over 25 years of diverse marina industry experience to Meeco Sullivan and its customers which includes sales, marketing, construction and project management with all types of marine projects ranging in size from $10k to $2m. He has also held senior level positions with Marine Development, Inc. and Shoremaster, Inc. Over his career Ralph has become well-versed in the complexities of marina construction as well as the day-to-day operational and management duties required to meet customer expectations and run a profitable business. His previous experience includes a period as Division Sales Manager for Atlantic Meeco and now that he has joined Meeco Sullivan as Division Manager of the McAlester, Oklahoma facility, he will have full operational responsibility for the manufacturing, field installation and repair operations.
Ralph is a current board member of the Marina Association of Texas and is excited to be part of the Meeco Sullivan team that is committed to delivering not only the best marina products but also the best value in the industry.