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History - Building a Foundation

MVN Associates was founded by Marsha Van Name, who has been a respected fixture in the New York construction industry since 1977. We have been serving the marine construction and power generation sectors for more than 25 years and today enjoy a reputation as a reliable partner in Dockbuilding, Commercial Diving, Mechanical Service, Environmental Services and Specialty Work.

From our foundation in Dockbuilding and Commercial Diving, we saw companies being underserved by an absence of full-service project management partners. We expanded our disciplines to offer one-source solutions to clients, regardless of their project requirements. As a mid-sized company with optimal flexibility we excelled at custom-designing cost-effective solutions to unique client challenges and building tailored project teams to implement successful outcomes.

In 2008 our reputation for innovation led us into the flight path of the Concorde, which was to be relocated from Brooklyn to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Where others saw only obstacles, we envisioned solutions, designing and implementing a project plan that landed the Concorde at its current home aboard the museum.

About this time MVN Associates began developing a solution to the challenges presented to the power generation industry by 316(b). Under the Clean Water Act, 316(b) requires that cooling water intake structures minimize their adverse impact on the environment. The power generation industry – and others – was tasked with protecting aquatic life while taking in water for use in plant cooling and operation. Already embedded within this industry as a trusted service partner, we developed our innovative Smart Screen technology that enables power plants to achieve full 316(b) compliance at considerable savings with minimal operational disruption.  Through our partnership with Atlas Manufacturing Company we are able to provide a one-source 316(b) solution to our clients.

Looking forward, MVN Associates will continue bringing innovative solutions to each client project while further refining and tailoring our existing expertise to meet the needs of developing challenges.