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SHIPPING & PORTS

// Owner Arlen "Benny" Cenac Jr. (far left)
leads Cenac Marine and owns several
other businesses.

fits package that includes profit sharing
and 401k plans.
Cenac also is proud of how his family
has stayed involved in the company.
"I'm the third generation and the fourth
generation is coming along," he says. "I
have been able to hold on and maintain
my grandfather's business.
He also sees a strong future for Main
Iron Works. Similar to Cenac Marine,

LOCALLY FOCUSED
Arlen "Benny" Cenac Jr. owns several other businesses in addition to Cenac Marine Services
L.L.C. These reach industries such as retail, manufacturing, wholesale and agriculture. "As
an entrepreneur at heart, [he] enjoys seeking out new business opportunities across the
region, in an effort to help cultivate a strong local economy," the company says.
Cenac also has donated time and money to multiple regional, national and international
causes. These include the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Coalition
to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation, the Make-AWish Foundation, the Nicholls University Foundation, Bayou Foundation, and many local
church and school organizations.  
Cenac even built a new church for the Sunlight Baptist Church, which is a minority house
of prayer. He also has been a charter member of the New Orleans Saints football team,
and contributed to the LSU Athletic Foundation, the United States Coast Guard (USCG)
Foundation, and served on the first USCG T-Sac committee on double hull requirements
and safety issues for the U.S. Government.

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working for Cenac for over 50 years,"
he says. "Usually, when people come
to Cenac, they stay for the rest of their
careers. Sometimes, you can't run them
away with a stick."
Cenac Marine keeps them loyal
through its work environment. "We do
a lot of company parties and things with
our employees," he says, noting that the
company also offers them a strong bene-

"It has an outstanding reputation," he
explains. "You'll see many tugs built by
Main Ironworks."
Both firms, he notes, operate under
the umbrella of Cenac Towing. "I'm
really glad to be able to put all of that
together," he says. "My sons will be able
to own and run that operation."
A Constant Market
Cenac Marine's market will stay at its
current rate for a while, Cenac predicts.
"We're not going to see any tremendous
ups or downs," he predicts. "If we can
maintain the status quo, we'll see a gradual pick up."
However, "This year is stuck where
it is, in both rates and utilization," he
asserts. "What we do boils down to the
price of crude oil. If crude oil starts
going back up, and people start doing
more things, the industry will gradually
move up.
"We're in for a long haul until the new
administration figures things out," he
says. "A lot of the things that our new
president is trying to get done will increase the business climate to where it
makes it more successful and financially
plausible to drill."


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