Merco Marine Donates Dock in West Virginia
From left to right (front row): Jim Meriwether, President/Owner Merco Marine; Robert Herron, Wheeling City Manager; Jon Meriwether, Vice President/Owner Merco Marine; Larry Helms, Wheeling Fire Chief; and Scott Gallagher, Sales/Technical Merco Marine. Back row: Dave Schaffer, Wheeling Fire Department; Shawn Schwertfeger, Wheeling Police Chief; Antony Campbell, Wheeling Fire Department Assistant Chief; Mike VanKirk Wheeling Police Lieutenant; and Phil Redford, Wheeling Police Lieutenant.
Merco Marine donated $5,000 to the City of Wheeling, West Virginia Safety Force Dock Project. The donation helped spearhead the construction of a brand-new floating dock system to be used by Wheeling City Police, EMS and Fire Department. The new dock is located on Wheeling Island on the back channel of the Ohio River behind the fire station. The dock measures 8 by 60 feet with a 4-by-40-foot aluminum gangway for access. The sections were built at Merco Marine's manufacturing facility and shipped to Wheeling on a flatbed trailer. The sections were unloaded on site and assembled within two hours. Merco Marine is a manufacturer of boat dock building components and accessories located in Wellsburg, W.V. The company's website is www.mercomarine.com.