Posted July 25, 2019
Featured Image above, L-R: Chairman of the J.F. Brennan Company, Tony Binsfeld, Keven Zenke, and Matt Binsfeld, President and CEO of J.F. Brennan. Photos courtesy of Amber Thorson and 3B Photography
This summer, the newly-renovated dredge is nearly unrecognizable while stationed on Lake Zumbro in southern Minnesota.
Commenting on the new equipment, William P. Doyle, CEO and Executive Director of the Dredging Contractors of America said: “Brennan is making things happen. Like all DCA companies, Brennan is not wasting time, they’re investing and reinvesting in dredging equipment. It’s great to see longtime J.F. Brennan Chairman Tony Binsfeld and, the man himself, Kevin Zenke, enjoy a day on the new dredge. Congratulations!
Lake Zumbro Project
After decades of request from the local community, the Lake Zumbro dredging project is approved and finally underway. 80 miles south-east of Minneapolis, MN, advocacy groups like Lake Zumbro Forever, Inc have been pushing for dredging operations since 2002.
After a slow start this season due to weather, dredging has commenced. 450,000 cubic yards of sediment is expected to be removed by the Zenke, with the projected wrapping before 2020.
Brennan’s dredge, dubbed the “Zenke” after long-time Brennan employee Kevin Zenke, now features the following specs as the latest addition to their customized fleet:
Kevin Zenke began his career with Brennan in 1983, having previously operated for Domke Contractors. In 1989, Zenke became an important member of Brennan’s newly-formed Dredge Division which is still in operation today.
J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. (Brennan) is a marine solutions company based in La Crosse, WI that specializes in providing services to public and private owners of civil infrastructure. Focused on quality since the company’s inception in 1919, Brennan takes pride in successfully working with clients, partners, and engineering firms while upholding high levels of integrity, safety, and professionalism.