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Norm Grant and his family manufacture portable dredges named Amphibex that have many functions and are sold all over the world. The company, Normrock Industries, is based on innovation and constant response to what the market needs.

By Judith Powers

Norman Grant says he was “born between a piston and a crank shaft.” The fifth child in a family of 12, and the oldest boy, Grant was born in the Matane area of Quebec and raised in Ville D’Anjou in eastern Montreal. His father was a mechanic, and Grant spent his childhood years in mechanical pursuits, which became his trade when he reached working age.

Two family businesses come together to create one powerhouse, PRECO-MSE

By Heather Hudson

Two leading family businesses have merged – and expect to become a powerhouse in deep foundation and drilling across Canada.

In October 2017, PRECO Foundations, a division of Roxboro, and the companies of MSE Group, including ICANDA Corporation, Forage MSE and the Toronto subsidiary MSE Drilling & Grouting, merged to create PRECO-MSE.

After 40 years, the Western Dredging Association is continuing its mission of providing technical papers, exchanging of ideas and meeting places for the dredging industry in the Americas

By Judith Powers

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA)’s mission is to promote the exchange of knowledge in fields related to dredging, navigation, hydrographic surveying and marine engineering and construction, and to provide the opportunity for dredging professionals to meet and exchange knowledge on all topics.

If it’s under water, Midco Diving & Marine Services Inc. wants to look at it

By Jess Campbell

When you’re facing unknown territory or a significant challenge – in life, in your career or in your industry – there’s usually a right way and a wrong way to approach it. Robert Greenspan, owner and president of Midco Diving & Marine Services Incorporated in Rapid City, S.D., has made it his mission to service his clients and build his business the right way – and it appears to be working for him.

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