Brooklyn Barge & Tug Services Ltd. (Brooklyn Barge), a division of Sutherland Group Enterprises, has acquired Kootenay Lake Barge & Pile Driving Ltd. (Kootenay Barge). The addition of Kootenay Barge expands Brooklyn’s geographic coverage from the Arrow Lakes into Kootenay Lake, and it increases the breadth and depth of services we can offer to our customers across both bodies of water.
Kootenay Barge has been a leading provider of barge and pile driving services on Kootenay Lake for over 50 years. They have a strong reputation for high quality services, creative solutions, and precision results. Brooklyn Barge will continue to deliver expert services with the support of our crew, equipment, expertise, and deep resources of the full Sutherland Group (Sutco Transportation Specialists, BC EcoChips, Summit Truck and Equipment Repair, Hadean Aggregate Solutions, Brooklyn Barge, Landmark Timber Services, KC Drilling and Blasting, and Sutherland Leasing). Brooklyn Barge has significant experience delivering a range of comprehensive solutions to residential, commercial, industrial, and government customers. The operation plans to deliver similar solutions on Kootenay Lake, and is excited to combine the teams, operations, and equipment from Kootenay Barge and Brooklyn Barge to deliver comprehensive services and solutions across Kootenay Lake, the Arrow Lakes, as well as other areas of the Kootenays.
As the integration of Kootenay Barge is completed, the team at Brooklyn Barge remains committed to delivering the same high level of service that their customers have become accustomed to receiving. Their goal is to make this a seamless transition for all stakeholders. Dale Gray has been leading Brooklyn Barge since March 2021 as the General Manager, and he will continue to lead the combined business.
Brooklyn Barge is excited to welcome the Kootenay Barge team in joining the Sutherland Group and they look forward to continuing to help their customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders thrive.