News

Welcome Teddy Twigg

Terral is proud to welcome Teddy Twigg to our growing team as an Aggregate Salesman. He will be marketing to industrial users along the Gulf Coast. Teddy is a member of the Concrete Aggregate Association of Louisiana, and he has served on its board for six years. He is also a past president of the Ascension Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana (CCA Louisiana). Teddy has 12 years’ experience in the aggregate business, and he will be valuable to Terral and our customers.

Expanding from our Old River Fleet to the West Canal via the Atchafalaya River

Terral RiverService continues to expand our operations from our Old River Fleet to points along the West Canal via the Atchafalaya River.

We service many customers through the Atchafalaya, moving aggregate to Lake Charles, LA and frac sand to Corpus Christi, TX. It has been a priority to develop our capabilities along this route, as it provides cost-effective movement for all commodities going west on the ICW. Our shipments bypass New Orleans traffic, providing faster service and better prices.

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Terral Christens M/V Amy Gattle

The vessels namesake is the wife of Gabriel “Gabe” Gattle, our Vice President of Transportation.

April 1, 2014

On April 1, 2014, Terral RiverService christened the 4600 hp M/V Amy Gattle at our Lake Providence fleet.  The vessels namesake is the wife of Gabriel “Gabe” Gattle, our Vice President of Transportation.

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CHS acquires fertilizer business from Terral River Service, Inc.

ST. PAUL, MINN. (Feb.7, 2014) –CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP and CHSCO), the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, today announced it has acquired the fertilizer business and related fertilizer assets of Terral River Service, Lake Providence, La. Terral River Service is a river transportation service company specializing in the bulk storage and handling of dry and liquid materials along the Mississippi River system, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and inland waterways of Louisiana and southern Arkansas.

CHS will integrate nine Terral River Service locations, including eight river terminals, into its existing crop nutrients business. CHS is a leading wholesale distributor of crop nutrients to locally-owned cooperatives and independent farm supply retailers across the U.S.

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Paul Dufour joins Safety Team

Terral RiverService is pleased to welcome Paul Dufour to our company as part of the Safety Team. Paul has an extensive background in health and safety. He spent six years in the US Navy, stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Constellation, and then in the Louisiana National Guard. Paul is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and studied Safety and Health at Texas A&M. He is married to Nicole, and they have twins of 18 months. You can reach Paul on his mobile at 225-788-1627 or at our Lettsworth, Louisiana office at 225-492-3451. We look forward to having Paul as a member of our Management Team.

Terral RiverService hosts 9th annual golf tournament

Terral RiverService hosted its 9th annual golf tournament in Vicksburg, Mississippi on October 3 and 4. The weather cooperated for our one and half day event. One hundred and twenty participants golfed in 23 competing teams. The team of Chuck Stogner, Rocky Bishop, Clint Bishop and Jeb Miller won with a score of 10 under par. Food and fun was had by all. We thank the Vicksburg Country Club for their efforts in making it possible. We also thank the many Terral employees who worked hard to make the event a success. The health of our company depends on the relationship we have with our customers and vendors, and we appreciate everyone’s participation and support.

Terral opens Baton Rouge office

Terral recently opened an office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which will staff our Gulf Rock personnel as well as our Marine Logistics Manager. Here is the contact information for the Baton Rouge office:

Terral RiverService, Inc.
2829 Millerville Road, Suite D
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816
Phone: 225-300-4896

Terral welcomes Chris Hyde to Marine Divison

Terral is pleased to welcome Chris Hyde as the newest member of our Marine Division. Chris has six years of experience in dispatching and scheduling vessel movement, and we’re confident he will be a positive addition to the Terral team. Chris is a graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee with a BS in Corporate Communication. Chris is married with a two-year-old daughter. He will be the Logistics Manager for our Marine operations, working out of our new Baton Rouge, Louisiana office.

Terral RiverService christens M/V Kim King

On June 10, 2013 Terral RiverService christened the M/V Kim King. It becomes the sixtieth vessel in Terral’s fleet and the eight built by NewSouth Marine in Greenville, Mississippi.

The boat is named after long-time employee Kim King, who joined the grain company in Lake Providence in 1980. Kim currently manages Terral marine barge logistics. She is well known and respected in the barge industry, and we are very pleased to be able to honor Kim in this way. The boat will operate at Terral’s Lake Providence harbor.

The Kim King is fitted with two Cat C18 electronic engines putting out 1,200 HP. It is equipped with two John Deere generators with twin disc gears. The vessel is 65×28 feet, designed to be extremely efficient and crew friendly. It will be Terral’s main harbor boat for the Lake Providence area.

Melissa Ling Joins Terral Team

Owensboro expands Fertilizer Sales & Marketing team

Terral River Service, Inc is pleased to announce that Melissa Ling has accepted a Fertilizer Sales & Marketing supporting position effective March 4, 2013 and will be based at our newly leased Yellow Banks River Terminal, Owensboro, KY.

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Terral Creates Service Division

To assure the best service possible and to accommodate future growth of the company, Terral is creating new divisions in our internal organizational structure. The Service Division—headed by Neil Martin—will manage land assets and associated leases, buildings and equipment. Neil has been with the company for 13 years, working in cottonseed trading, operations management and business development, and serving as a member of our Executive Management Committee. Neil will be promoted to Vice President of Terral. We have also created a Transportation Division, which will manage marine assets and associated operations. Gabe Gattle, who has been working on the marine side and in business development since coming on board four years ago, will head this division as Vice President and continue serving as a member of the Executive Management Committee.