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For a profitable barge line on the Mississippi, it is "still too expensive to grow"

Jul 25, 2023
"Even though our business is good, we're not seeing any growth," said Austin Golding, CEO of Golding Barge Lines in Mississippi.
Golding has also been working to improve work-life balance for his employees, saying, "When I ask you to come live at work, and work floats around the country, that's a big ask."
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Low water levels in the Mississippi River are disrupting the supply chain

Oct 24, 2022
Austin Golding says his family's barge business was able to plan ahead, but it's still costing the company money and productivity.
A tug pushes a barge down the Mississippi River through St. Paul, Minnesota.
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In the barge business, vaccinating the crew remains key

Sep 8, 2021
Despite disruption from Hurricane Ida and a slowing of business due to COVID-19, getting his crews vaccinated remains the top concern for for barge line owner Austin Golding.
Austin Golding, president of Golding Barge Line, said that, even amid the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, his top concern onboard is still COVID-19.
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"We're definitely counting on a comeback"

Dec 16, 2020
That's what the president of Mississippi-based Golding Barge Line says he's hoping for in the new year.
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For Golding Barge Line, business during the pandemic is 'definitely painful'

Sep 9, 2020
The coronavirus is making it difficult for the American oil industry's supply chain.
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