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Featured Employee | Jesus Rangel

Jesus Rangel

Jesus Rangel has worked in the River Industry for 19 years. He began his career with Kinder Morgan and started working for Terral RiverService Inc. when they acquired Kinder Morgan’s River Assets in December of 2017. Jesus works at Terral’s Blytheville location as the Crane Operator and Leadman on the Wash Dock.

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Featured Employee | Jim Wood

Jim Wood

Jim Wood has been working at Terral RiverService Inc. for 10 years, and is the Captain of the M.V. Marguerite L. Terral.

“I wanted to work there for the family atmosphere and the great equipment – the boats are well kept,” Jim said.

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Featured Employee | Mark Moreno

Mark Moreno

Mark Moreno started working at Terral in 2010 and briefly moved to Dallas in 2014. After 9 months in Dallas, he moved back to Natchitoches in 2015 to continue working with Terral as the Natchitoches Location Manager.

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Terral RiverService Welcome’s CFO, Paul Moore

Paul Moore

Terral RiverService welcomes Paul Moore as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Paul is succeeding Daniel Terral, who has served as Terral CFO for 11 years and will remain with Terral RiverService as the Corporate Secretary.

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Terral RiverService Inc. Renews and Extends Agreement with Savage/CLECO

Terral RiverService Inc. is proud to announce the renewal of their vessel charter agreement with Savage/CLECO. The agreement is for the charter of three vessels to move petroleum coke to the CLECO Power Plant Facility on the Red River. The boats chartered for this job will run between New Orleans, LA and Boyce, LA. This renewal will extend the charter from 5 years to 10 years.

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Featured Employee | Felicia Terrell

Felicia Terrell

Felicia Terrell got her start in the river transportation industry 15 years ago, working as an accountant for Kinder Morgan and later becoming a Fleet Scheduler.

Terral RiverService Inc. acquired Kinder Morgan’s river assets in December of 2017 and Felicia feels that the transition could not have gone more smoothly. Felicia’s favorite part of working for Terral is the people she works with.

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Terral RiverService, Inc. Acquires Kinder Morgan’s River Assets

Terral RiverService, Inc. is pleased to announce the purchase of Kinder Morgan river assets in Blytheville, Arkansas and Decatur, Alabama. The purchase, which closed on December 31, 2017, includes three fleets: The Barfield fleet at mile marker 810 and the Hickman fleet at mile marker 823, both on the Lower Mississippi River, and the Decatur fleet at mile marker 298 on the Tennessee River.

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Terral RiverService, Inc. Expands Contract with Vulcan Materials, Inc.

As a result of our meeting on July 10, 2017, Terral RiverService and Vulcan Materials signed a new agreement in December expanding on their previous partnership.

Terral will now provide Vulcan with towing and offloading services in the Mid-America region, which primarily consists of Memphis, Tenn. and Tunica, Miss. In addition to towing and offloading, Terral will also provide stockpiling services at both locations.

Johnny Martin, COO of Terral RiverService, said, “This agreement increases our footprint in the unloading and handling side of the business. It also strengthens our transportation and towing division.”

The first strategic partnership between Terral and Vulcan was announced two years ago, when the companies began combining transportation services and aggregate marketing efforts. Through the first agreement, Terral started providing transportation services for Vulcan in Louisiana and along the gulf coast of Louisiana. This new agreement expands those services to additional locations.

“It is exciting to continue to grow the relationship between Vulcan Materials and Terral RiverService. The addition of Upper River towing and unloading services, will add great value to both companies,” said Butch Case, an Area Sales Manager at Vulcan Materials. “The future for this partnership to grow and expand into new opportunities and markets is unlimited and exciting!!”

Watch a video of our partnership in action as we work together to deliver and unload aggregates in Memphis on a previous job:

Featured Employee | Brandon Miller

Brandon Miller

Brandon Miller started working for Terral RiverService, Inc. in September of 2012. Before that, he worked in construction, which is how he first became acquainted with the company.

“Terral was bringing us the rock for asphalt, and I became really interested in getting on the river,” Brandon said.

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