Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) is North America’s dredging industry leader, the largest provider of marine dredging, and the only U.S. company with substantial overseas operations. GLDD owns and operates a diverse dredging fleet comprised of numerous specialized maritime vessels, and operates marine yards in six locations throughout the United States. Founded in 1890 on the shores of Lake Michigan, GLDD initially focused on the dredging and construction of Chicago’s river lock system and existing shoreline, as well as executing work on major city landmarks. Since then, GLDD has grown its service offerings and expanded its global presence, providing domestic and international capital, coastal protection, and restoration dredging services that help shape the environment by maintaining and deepening America’s ports, protecting its shorelines, and creating barrier islands and land reclamations. Additionally, GLDD owns and operates the largest and most diverse fleet in the U.S. dredging industry, comprised of over 200 specialized vessels. In its 129-year history, GLDD has never failed to complete a marine project. At GLDD, employee safety is paramount, and in 2006, the Company adopted the Incident- and Injury-Free™ (IIF™) safety management program and integrated it into all aspects of the company’s culture. Moreover, GLDD has a disciplined training program for engineers that ensures safe, experienced-based performance as they advance through Company operations.