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Featured Employee | Lynn Lartigue

Lynn Lartigue, Marine Administrative Manager at Terral RiverService, has been with the team since September of 1993.

Lynn was working next door to the company’s Lettsworth, LA location at the time, when a friend walked over and asked if she was interested in a part-time job working in rock sales with Terral.

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Terral Adds 5th Unloading Rig to Fleet

Terral RiverService recently added their 5th unloading rig to its fleet—the TRS 5.  The new rig, complete with a Komatsu PC600 material handler and a 4-yard clamshell bucket, is capable of unloading about 7,200 tons of aggregate per day.

Terral RiverService offers custom unloading from almost any bank on the river system. Each rig is capable of unloading up to four barges per day. With the addition of the TRS 5, the operation continues to expand its offerings and capabilities.

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Featured Employee | Paul Ratliff

Paul Ratliff, Equipment Manager at Terral RiverService, has been with the company since August of 1993.

Before coming to Terral, he worked for a few other companies—none of which compare to his experience with Terral.

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Johnny Martin: 30 Years at Terral RiverService, Inc.

The team at Terral RiverService, Inc. is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Chief Operating Officer Johnny Martin.

Starting as a pilot with Terral, Johnny worked his way up over the years and has undoubtedly become one of the company’s strongest assets.

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Model Replica of the M/V Thomas Gattle

Gary Twigg, the father of Terral’s Industrial Aggregate Salesman Teddy Twigg, spent around 400 hours over the span of 3-4 months building a model of the M/V Thomas Gattle.

Made primarily of cypress and basswood, nearly every inch of the model was made by hand.

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Terral Extends Contract with Lansing Trade Group

When Terral RiverService completed the construction of their two 250,000-bushel capacity grain bins in Tallulah in July of 2011, Lansing Trade Group was their original customer.

Lansing, headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, is an entrepreneurial merchandising company that markets, stores and distributes commodities.

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Featured Employee | Richard Spinner

Photograph of Richard Spinner

Richard Spinner, Operator at Terral RiverService, Inc., has been with the company for 2 years.

Prior to coming to Terral, he worked in welding but wanted to work somewhere where he saw himself having a long-term career.

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Red River Navigation Update

With the forecasted rainfall, the team at Terral RiverService is preparing for high water along the Red River.

According to the Red River Valley Association, the current forecast shows 9” to 10” right over Texarkana, with most rain falling just east of Lake Texoma. This indicates that rain will fall primarily in the uncontrolled areas, causing a very fast rise and fall of the River.

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Red River Navigation Update

As the lock approaches along the Red River have closed, making the River unnavigable, Terral RiverService would like to extend sincere thanks to the Red River Waterway Commission (RRWC) for their commitment to businesses like ours along the River.

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Terral Logistics Delivers Artillery Disposal Chamber

The Louisiana National Guard hired Ponca City’s MJ&H Fabrication to build the chamber that will be used to burn off millions of pounds of unsecured M6 propellant, which is commonly used as howitzer gunpowder. But before this chamber could get to work, there was the meticulous logistics process of getting it to its final destination.

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