Ellicott Dredges, the world’s oldest and largest builder of medium-sized cutter suction dredges, will be one of two stops for President Barack Obama on his visit to Baltimore on Friday, May 17.

The president’s remarks at Ellicott Dredges LLc are open to pre-credentialed media, but closed to the public, the White House said in a release. Other portions of the president’s visit will be pooled press.
Obama is due to travel to Baltimore Friday in his second Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour. He is also to visit an elementary school that provides comprehensive early childhood services and a community center that helps families by ensuring parents have the skills they need to earn a decent living.

Ellicott Dredges is led by Peter Bowe. Bowe serves as president of Ellicott Dredge Enterprises LLC, a holding company for Ellicott Dredges and Liquid Waste Technology LLC.

A 29-year veteran at Ellicott, Bowe initiated a leveraged buy-out of Ellicott from the estates of its former owners in 1993. In 2009, he was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for Maryland in manufacturing.

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