Cottrell Contracting Corporation

Cottrell Contracting Corporation is a family owned business that has focused primarily on cutter suction dreding since its founding in 1928.  Today, their dredging services span the entire east coast of the United States.

Cottrell Contracting Fuel Barge Under Construction

After visiting Metal Trades for the first time, company executives from Cottrell Contracting, Ben and Jimmy Cottrell, and Billy Stone (VP of Engineering) were very pleased with the barge construction proceeding on schedule with high quality welding and attention to construction details.  At final inspection, both the customer and the team of five U.S. Coast Inspectors were quite impressed with the end product.

"Steen 31" Fuel Barge Final USCG Inspection


“Working with Metal Trades, from contracting to delivery, was a true pleasure.  Everything MTI committed to was done on schedule with a high degree of professionalism and attention to detail.   Our expectations were exceeded in every category.   I would certainly recommend Metal Trades to anyone looking to build a high quality barge.”

Jimmy Cottrell

Executive Vice President

Cottrell Contracting Corporation