La Crosse’s J.F. Brennan expands in Kentucky

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Marine construction firm J.F. Brennan Company has expanded into Kentucky, it announced Tuesday.

Brennan has established a permanent Mid-South Region building in Paducah, Kentucky, and will provide above- and below-water construction and environmental remediation services.

“We are thrilled to open a new location in the heart of the inland river system. Paducah is an ideal location to advance our mission of executing solutions to some of the most complex marine, environmental, and infrastructure challenges in the country,” says VP of Business Development Mark Binsfeld.

Located near the confluence of the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland, and Tennessee Rivers, the new location enables Brennan to better serve the infrastructure needs of clients along the inland waterways of the United States, according to the company.

Brennan’s Mid-South team consists of locals in the area and is under the leadership of one of the most experienced marine professionals in the country, Robert (Bob) Wheeler. Wheeler recently joined Brennan from Shimmick Construction Company, Inc. and most notably worked on the Olmsted Lock & Dam and the LaGrange Lock & Dam Major Rehabilitation projects, both operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“I am very excited to be part of Brennan’s expansion into the Mid-South Region. With Brennan’s long history of providing stellar customer service, locating in Paducah is a natural fit for our company and the industry. This new location will add tremendous value to the market,” says Wheeler.