Amherst Madison

Amherst Madison has a proud history on the river, and we hope that we will have the opportunity to provide one of our many services to you.

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Amherst Madison (formerly Madison Coal & Supply Company) is a family owned operation that provides a wide variety of marine services. Whether you’re looking for marine towing services, construction services, marine repair services, or just rental of marine equipment, we are here to help. Please contact us to see how we can assist you today!

Amherst Madison is a company with a rich history dating back to the 19th century. The company is headquartered in Charleston, WV along the Kanawha River, but we also have a second location at the mouth of the Kanawha River in Henderson, WV. Since 1893, when Charles T. and George W. Jones established the predecessor company, the highest level of quality and service have been its hallmark. Today, Amherst Madison continues as a fouth generation family owned company operating in the marine towing, construction, and repair fields. With 30 towboats of varying sizes, 11 barge mounted cranes, and multiple 2,000 ton dry docks, we have the equipment to handle almost any marine based project. We work along the Ohio River and it's tributaries, and offer a wide variety of marine equipment for rent. Our steady and experienced workforce can handle just about any project, and our wide ranging abilities in the marine industry gives us the flexibility to meet all the needs of our customers. Please check out the rest of our website and contact us if you have any questions.

Our Towing Division is designed to meet all of your barge transportation needs. We have a wide variety of towboats and horsepower to get the job done quickly and efficiently. We have towboats ranging from 200 HP through 6,000 HP, including sternwheeler towboats for shallow draft operations. Our boats travel on the Ohio River and its tributaries. In addition to providing the horsepower to move the barges, we also offer fleeting services on and around the Kanawha River. We also utilize our smaller boats for harbor services wherever needed.

Our Construction Division is designed to meet all of your marine construction needs. We have a wide variety of equipment that can complete any project from pile driving, rip-rap riverbank protection, mooring structures, dredging, pipeline crossings, and much more! We also perform land construction, and offer equipment for rental. We have truckable equipment that can get to the water when we can't get there by river.

Our Marine Repair division has two 2,000 ton dry docks able to service any boat or barge traveling on the Ohio River. Our facility is located at the mouth of the Kanawha River, around OR Mile 265. In addition to dry docking services, we offer machine shop services, above water repairs, diving services, mechanical repairs, and much more! We also have a certified marine surveyor on staff offering vessel inspection and reporting services. Our employees have the experience and knowledge to fix whatever needs repaired on your vessel. We operate and maintain our entire fleet of equipment, and we will do an excellent job repairing yours.

In addition to providing a large variety of marine services, we also have equipment available for lease. Please take a look at our wide ranging list and give us a call or email with any questions about availability or price.
  • Address 2 Port Amherst Drive
    Charleston, WV 25306

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