History

M/V RH BeymerSuperior Marine Ways, Inc. was founded in December 1977, under the name Economy Barge Repair, Inc., by Dale and Carolyn Manns.  The company was headquartered in Proctorville, Ohio until 1984. 

In the spring of the same year, Superior Marine purchased the Burlington, Ohio property which currently houses the company’s main office.  The current office, fabrication and machine shop were built at this time.  Superior then expanded its operations from barge repair to other marine activities as well as fabrication and construction. 

The company is currently owned by Mr. and Mrs. Dale Manns and their three sons Michael, Stephen and Matthew.   Pictured to the right is the MV RH Beymer which was built at Superior’s Proctorville yard in 1982 and currently operates as a harbor boat.