Crounse Corporation, a full service barge line, ships bulk products on the Inland Waterway System. Details are as follows:

• Our service area includes the Ohio River and its tributaries, as well as the Tenn-Tom and Black Warrior systems. We also offer fleeting and harbor service in the Maysville, KY area.

• We barge over 30 million tons of various commodities annually. The majority is coal. Limestone, sand, gravel, and steel products are also shipped.

• Our fleet 35 towboats range from 1200 horsepower to 4300 horsepower.

• Our barge fleet 1122 jumbo open hopper barges has an average age of about 10 years. All barges in our fleet are nearly identical, being 195’ in length and 35’ in width, with a molded depth of either 11’ or 12’. All barges are rake on one end, and square on the other end. Only two draft charts are required to describe our entire barge fleet. Ten watertight hull compartments offer unsurpassed safety and reliability.

• Crounse’s vessel crews are comprised of highly skilled professionals, whose goal of customer satisfaction is met by offering prompt and reliable service. This tradition has carried on since 1948 and is instilled in every generation of our people. In fact, several of our employees represent their families’ second, third, and even fourth generation of Crounse employment.

• Two offices --- Maysville KY and Paducah KY --- are staffed by experienced people who are dedicated to providing quality service. Many of our administrative people are former vessel Captains or Pilots.

• Our Sales staff, with representatives in both Maysville and Paducah, will be glad to discuss any prospective shipment you may have.

• Our Traffic Department, located in Maysville, provides timely and accurate information to customers by phone, fax, email, and web site access to shipping reports.

• Our Operations Department, with divisions located in Maysville and Paducah, is focused on maintaining our vessels and barges, and supporting our vessel crews.

• The company’s most important asset is its reputation for consistent customer satisfaction. As evidence of this, our customers are often our best source of advertising!