Poseidon Barge keeps marine projects
afloat with innovative solutions
By Olive Taylor
Poseidon Barge takes pride in offering some of the
most versatile and innovative portable sectional marine
barges in the industry. Since 1995, the U.S.-based
company has been renting or selling sectional barges,
hydraulic winches and hydraulic propulsion units to heavy
highway construction contractors, bridge contractors, dredging
contractors, marine contractors and diving contractors.
The business model of meeting customers’ needs with
innovative solutions and personalized service has served
Poseidon Barge well in good and bad times. Amid the COVID-
19 pandemic, Poseidon expanded its manufacturing space
and hired more team members.
The market demand for marine barges has not slowed in
the U.S. or Canada. The only difference is that team members
no longer meet face-to-face with customers.
“Before the pandemic, some of my Canadian customers
said that they had never seen a barge salesperson in person,”
said Scott Sprunger, a sales manager with Poseidon Barge
who serves customers in the central U.S. and Canada. “That’s
one of the Poseidon Barge differences – our salespeople go to
the customers to build that personal connection. We can’t do
that right now, but we’re keeping in touch.”
Even though Sprunger has been with the company for
seven years, he is still considered the “new guy.” Some of the
salespeople have been with Poseidon Barge for two decades.
Sprunger attributes employee retention to strong leadership
and quality products.
Poseidon Barge’s leadership
Donnie Fain founded Poseidon Barge in 1995. With Fain’s
background in pile driving, he knew what the industry
needed and developed the sectional barge that the company
For two decades, the company was headquartered in Fort
Wayne, a city in northeastern Indiana. In the early years,
small-scale fabrication operations took place in Berne, Ind.
PHOTOS: POSEIDON BARGE
A small crane and man lift use
the Poseidon P1 five-foot model
barge to access their project
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