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MN 100 Market Leaders

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The Case:


Thrustmaster of Texas has been leading the way over the past year in marine propulsion systems through the acquisi-


tion of several hybrid propulsion system patents, including the acquisition of a podded permanent magnet electric motor thruster, and Rolls Royce’s DP product. Thrustmaster contin- ues to strive to deliver the highest quality and most complete package to customers through these and other initiatives.

The Company:

Thrustmaster of Texas has been designing and manu- facturing marine propulsion systems for customers around the world for over 35 years. Thrustmaster’s products in- clude hybrid propulsion systems, DP systems, azimuthing thrusters, waterjets, portable dynamic positioning systems mate controlled manufacturing facility where fabrication, and tunnel thrusters among others. Thrustmaster’s com- machining, painting, assembly, and testing all takes place. plete vertically integrated manufacturing process is located Thrustmaster celebrated its 35th anniversary this year. in Houston, TX at Thrustmaster’s 300,000 square ft cli-


The Company:

Tidewater’s services on the Columbia-

Snake River (CSR) system link shippers, ports, and communities to the global mar- ket, while providing quality family sustain- ing jobs that add to the region’s economic strength. Tidewater is proud to have one of the best safety records in the industry.

Tidewater’s ? eet includes 14 towboats, sev- eral which have been repowered with new diesel engines, and 150 barges. Tidewater transports a wide range of commodities and project cargo. Island Tug and Barge is a subsidiary of Tidewater Canada and is the

West Coast’s largest bulk transporter of re- ? ned petroleum products. Island Tug and

Barge christened and put into service two new, custom-built, state-of-the-art Articu-

The Case:

Tidewater operates the largest barge transportation and lated Tug and Barges in the last year. Tidewater Terminal terminal network on the Columbia-Snake River system. Company will be opening a new, advanced, leading-edge

Tidewater has an excellent reputation with customers, ethanol facility at their terminal in Pasco, WA. It includes regulators and the communities they collectively serve as two new storage tanks that has a net working capacity of a result of a strong and unwavering focus on service, safety 54,000 barrels, or 2.28 million gallons each, as well as a 24-hour unload facility. and environmental stewardship.

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