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Terral RiverService Inc. Purchases Two Unload Rigs

Terral RiverService Inc. completed the purchase of two unload rigs Wednesday November 14, 2018, under the direction of Neil Martin, Vice President of Services.

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A Komatsu PC 600 Material Handler with a 4.5-yard bucket was purchased from Waterways Investments Inc. and a Liebherr 974 B Material Handler from Phantom Materials. The unload rigs are currently named Ernest 4 and SMI 402, respectively. Terral plans to rename the unload rigs shortly.

The two rigs will continue the expansion of Terral’s growing fleet of unload rigs and will be used to expand Terral’s unload operation footprint to the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast area. Both are conveyor unload rigs, capable of unloading an aggregate barge in less than 2.5 hours and equipped with 130-foot conveyors to bring materials directly to the stockpile.

With the purchase of the Unload Rigs, Terral RiverService Inc. gained four employees, and will begin looking to hire an additional three to four employees to operate the rigs.