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VLS Environmental Services Acquires Plaquemine Point Shipyard

VLS Environmental Services, LLC of Houton, Texas, announced June 21 that it has acquired Plaquemine Point Shipyard.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based in Plaquemine, La., the shipyard is just outside of Baton Rouge and provides full-service barge cleaning and repair along the Mississippi River. The shipyard will operate within the VLS Marine Services division. Wade Grundmeyer, VLS regional vice president of southeastern Louisiana, will run the business, reporting to Eddie Van Huis, VLS vice president of marine services.

“We are excited to expand our specialty cleaning and repair services with the acquisition of Plaquemine Point Shipyard,” VLS CEO John Magee said. “We welcome the outstanding PPSY team to the VLS organization and are excited to utilize our combined strengths to continue providing high quality service to our customers in the region.”

Van Huis said the shipyard is a strategic acquisition that expands the geographic offering of VLS’ marine services business.

“VLS Marine has established itself as a leader along the Intracoastal Waterway, and we are excited to build upon that success with a location along the Mississippi River,” he said.