Dredging Experience - The Papa of Invention
CrossWorks products are the brain child of Leslie Cross, a third generation dredging contractor. He learned the business from his father and his grandfather. After obtaining a Civil Engineering degree he built a successful dredging business from the ground up. He began with a traditional dragline, and then pioneered the use of Toyo hydraulic pumps for commercial dredging purposes. With his two daughters, he has created a new tool of the trade to the business he grew up in, and created a system that will change the dredging industry for the better.
born on the bayou - raised on site
CrossWorks systems were born and raised in Louisiana's new coastal economy and so were we. Louisiana's growing water sector is an emerging part of the American economy that relies on the expertise of coastal restoration and management construction gained by its proximity to wetlands, rivers and coasts.
First hand experience with the pros and cons of both traditional hydraulic dredges and conventional draglines, led to the birth of a new technology, which combined the best of both. CrossWorks is building on a tradition, to create for a better stronger coast.
Meredith Cross - Oubre
For generations the Cross family has been blessed to learn about the dredging business from their parents and then watch their children build upon the legacy left to them. The knowledge we have gained through the experiences we have had are countless. Each generation has guided the next to continue, to grow, to become something better than the last. CrossWorks is continuing that tradition by having created the most efficient, the most innovative and the most cost-effective dredging process possible, and have a little fun while doing it. Dredge Deeper. Dredge Efficient. Dredge Different.
Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge.
- Mahatma Gandhi -
1920s Leslie's great grandfather, Harry Villere was instrumental in helping New Orleans and Louisiana to build its infrastructure
1940s Harry taught the trade to James Cross, his son in law, who became one of the most successful dredging contractors on the Gulf Coast.
Les Cross started out dredging the same way as his father and grandfather with a dragline and a bucket.
1983 Leslie became the first person in the USA to incorporate the TOYO submersible dredge pump in commercial dredging.
1983 - Present Using the method Leslie pioneered in diverse applications cross the United States and the world.
Present Day - Patented technology that will change the dredging industry for the better.
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We're not just a Team, we're a family
Leslie m. cross
Director of Product Development
Leslie has 44 years of experience in the dredging industry as a dredging contractor. Les Pioneered the use of TOYO Pumps in the dredging industry, and was first to utilize them for commercial dredging applications in the United States. His role with the company includes the supervision of research and development and supervision of outside engineering, along with consultation services to customers as necessary. Contact: email@example.com
Heather A. Cross
Managing Director and General Counsel
Heather has 17 years of legal experience, with construction litigation included therein. Undergraduate degree and work experience in mass communications with emphasis in advertising. Role with the company includes strategic planning, management of day to day operations, outside sales, and legal representation of company. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Managing Director of Internal Operations
Meredith has 20 years of experience in the dredging industry including human resources, marketing, inventory, sales, and payroll. Her role with the company includes information management, human resources, and marketing.
Dredging for over 45 years