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La Crosse businessman internationally recognized

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A La Crosse businessman was internationally recognized last week at an event in Chicago.

President and CEO of J.F. Brennan company, Inc., Matt Binsfeld, received the Western Dredging Association's (WEDA) 2019 Dredger of the Year Award on Thursday, June 6 at the 2019 WEDA Dredging Summit and Expo. The award recognizes one individual annually who has made extensive and outstanding contributions to the dredging community.

Over 550 members strong, WEDA is a non-profit technical organization devoted to the exchange of knowledge in the dredging, navigation, marine engineering, and construction industries. Governed by 17 board of directors, WEDA covers seven regions throughout North, Central, and South America. Brennan is a member of WEDA, with multiple employees partaking in the organization.

"I am truly honored to receive this award. The Western Dredging Association is an important group for the advancement of the dredge industry in the United States, North and South America. To be recognized amongst your peers is always nice, however I find it more so an opportunity for reflection. I have been truly blessed to have some wonderful mentors in my career, the only way I can repay them, is to pay it forward. Most of all I want everyone to know that this is an award for all of Brennan. There is not a day that goes by where I don't think about how lucky and fortunate I am to work with so many awesome and dedicated people.  Our work has great purpose, and we are making a positive impact in this country because of our great team and high-quality work," Binsfeld said.

Brennan was established 100 years ago as a family-owned company. Based on the Mississippi River in western Wisconsin, the company currently provides marine, environmental, dam, harbor, and railroad solutions. 

 

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