Ellicott Acquires Dredge Builder Liquid Waste Technology

LWT DredgeLiquid Waste Technology, LLC® (LWT) announced that it has been acquired by an affiliate of Ellicott International (Baltimore, MD), the world’s largest producer of cutter suction dredges. LWT is the leading designer and manufacturer of highly portable small dredges, especially those equipped with remote controlled operation and automation capabilities. LWT is the undisputed leader in the small dredging market for industrial waste-water treatment plant lagoons.

LWT will operate independently of Ellicott, keeping all its management, its manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, and a distinct product line. The two companies will share production resources as appropriate and exchange new technology across product lines including Ellicott’s Mud Cat™ Division which makes one-truck transportable dredges filling a market niche for dredges with higher capacity outputs than LWT’s customer base.

LWT is known for its automated and radio remote controlled dredges, using Bottom Sense™ to protect pond bottoms and liners, Solids Sense™ to maintain delivery of a constant solids density, and other options such as Radio Remote Sense™, Auto Sense™, and Lateral Sense™.

Recent major contract deliveries have included:

  • Kerr McGee – automated dredge with solids and flow control feeding cyclone separators
  • City of Memphis, TN – automated dredge with Solids Sense™ and control to feed filter presses
  • City of Nashville, TN – automated dredge with Bottom Sense™ to protect the plastic liner of the pond

Baltimore Dredge Enterprises’ President, Peter Bowe, who will join LWT’s Board, said “We are thrilled to be associated with a company which has such a leading reputation for technical innovation and quality, and whose activities are so uniquely complementary to ours. We are convinced we will be able to add significant value to each other, while retaining our independence, and, in the process, improve the products and services we offer our customers.”

For more information contact:
Donald Mueller
Liquid Waste Technology, LLC®
1750 Madison Avenue

Somerset, WI 54025
Ph 715-246-2888 • Fax 715-247-3934
E-mail: [email protected]


Peter Bowe
Ellicott International
1611 Bush Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Ph 410-545-0205 • Fax 410-545-0291
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: www.dredge.com