The history of Cashman Dredging dates back to the 1970s when our founder Jay Cashman started a construction company in Boston. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s Jay Cashman, Inc. grew its expertise and resources to be one of the preeminent heavy civil and marine contractors in the Northeast. During this time, Cashman completed smaller dredging projects primarily using mechanical dredges.
In the early 2000s, Cashman Dredging started growing into the leader in the industry it is today. After building it's first large dredge with a Liebherr 995 excavator, Cashman completed the $36M Kill Van Kull 8 contract for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). During this time, our company also completed countless smaller navigation and environmental projects for private and public entities, reinforcing our depth of capabilities and ability to complete nearly any project.
In 2009, General Electric recognized these capabilities when it selected Cashman Dredging to perform the challenging task of removing more than 250,000 yd3 of PCB impacted material from the Hudson River and later selected Cashman to perform dredging for the secdon phase of the project, which included dredging over 300,000 yd3 of PCB impacted material. Phase I and the beginning of Phase II were a success, and in 2011 Generall Electric once again selected Cashman to continue dredging operations for the next phases.
While Cashman is a leader in environmental dredging, the USACE also selected Cashman to deepen Newark Harbor to 50 ft using an array of large backhoes, clamshell dredges, and a drilling and blasting equipment in 2010. This critical project allows the port to accept post-Panamax ships upon completion of the new Panama Canal.
In 2011 the USACE awarded Cashman the contract to complete the next phase of deepening on the adjacent Arthur Kill channel. In 2010, Cashman acquired the Hopper Dredge Atchafalaya, making it one of only four firms in the country who are able to perform this specialized type of dredging. Today, Cashman Dredging is regarded as a leader in dredging with the equipment and resources to complete nearly any project. Whether its remediating PCBs on the Hudson River or building beaches in Florida, Cashman delivers.