(WASHINGTON) — The Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) has honored Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., with its Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership in support of critical maritime infrastructure investments.
The award particularly notes Shelby’s advocacy of the much-needed Mobile Harbor expansion, as it is formed from a cutting tooth used on the dredging vessel Ellis Island during the project. Shelby tweeted regarding his acceptance of the award at his Washington office.
“DCA and its member companies greatly appreciate Sen. Shelby for his decades of leadership in Congress on behalf of the maritime and dredging industry and the Americans whose jobs it supports,” said DCA CEO Richard Balzano. “We will miss Sen. Shelby’s steadfast advocacy in Congress but look forward to continuing to work with him as he concludes his Senate service and with other leaders in Congress who understand that maritime and dredging are essential for the continued growth of the U.S. economy.”
– Dredging Contractors of America