Three ex-TransCoastal Divisions Sold To Sunland Construction

Wednesday, November 22, 2000
HBH, Inc., Woodson Construction Company and the Kori Corporation were recently sold to Sunland Construction, Inc., of Eunice, LA. The three Louisiana based divisions were involved in transitional zone pipe lay and construction work, with the Kori Corp. being the manufacturing arm building undercarriages and assembling marsh buggies for their worldwide market. The sale included all of the division's assets except real property at the Delcambre, and Lafayette facilities. Also excluded from the sale is the 1995 built 260 x 72-ft. pipelay / bury barge "BH-400", which remains available for sale. Sunland Construction, Inc. is a pipeline construction company serving the needs of major oil and gas companies throughout the Southeast, Central and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. Incorporated in Louisiana in 1974, it has grown into one of the largest pipeline contractors in the U.S. employing an average of 500 people with a peak workforce of over 1,200 employees. By acquisition of the three ex-TransCoastal divisions, Sunland will expand their pipelay capability to include work in marsh, swamp and coastal inshore areas. Excess of 40 items of floating equipment were included in the sale including lay, spud, jetting and crane barges, small tugs, crewboats, skiffs, marsh buggies, and work

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