DREDGING DIVISION (Hydraulic Suction, Excavators, Bucket, Amphibious)
SEOLA Enterprises, Inc. (Seola) began operations in 1976 as a licensed general contractor. Seola acquired its first suction dredge in 1980 and began working for the United States Army Corp of Engineers. In 1986 Seola began and association with the owners of Tristar USA of LA, Inc. (Tristar) and moved its operations to Larose, Louisiana wherein Rodney C. Whitney, Sr. was elected President & CEO. Seola later became a member of the Tristar Group of Companies (Tristar-Seola) establishing Tristar’s Dredging Division.
Tristar’s Dredging Division specializes in general construction, dredging and public works projects. Tristar’s management and team of consultants have combined over 40 years of dredging experience. Tristar-Seola has successfully completed numerous construction projects including: highway construction, airport runway construction, dredging for land reclamation, dredging for levee construction, dredging for oil and water pipelines, dredging maintenance on the US Intracoastal Waterway, Mississippi River and the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway which includes sludge basin installation and maintenance.
Some of Tristar-Seola’s clients as a prime contractor have included:
- United States Army Corps of Engineers
- Mobile, Alabama District
- New Orleans, Louisiana District
- Wilmington, Delaware district
- Vicksburg, Mississippi District
- Unites States Department of Navy
- City of Atlanta, Georgia
- The United States Environmental Protection Agency.
As a subcontractor:
- Shell Oil Company
- BP-Amoco Oil
- Sunbeam Corporation
- Avondale Shipyards
- Exxon-Mobil Oil
- Dupont Chemical
- Monsanto Chemicals,
- Stennis Space Center
- Dow Chemical
- Koch Oil Company
- Murphy Oil Company
- Borden Chemical
Tristar-Seola utilizes a proactive Contractor Quality Control program and an Accident Prevention Program to achieve its excellent record of completing challenging construction projects
Tristar-Seola is prepared for the challenges facing dredging contractors in the 21st Century. Tristar-Seola’s international network of dredging consultants, spare parts dealers and dredge technicians enable them to provide their clients a comfort level unparalleled in the dredging industry.
Tristar-Seola is capable of providing new and used dredging and crane equipment along with worldwide spare parts and service.
Following are a few examples of used equipment provided by Tristar-Seola: