Marten to transport 9/11 memorial artifacts for ceremony

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  1. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member Staff Member

    A specially customized Marten Transport trailer will carry metal artifacts from the collapsed World Trade Center twin towers to Hattiesburg, Miss., to become part of a permanent memorial at The University of Southern Mississippi.

    A Marten driver will haul the two pieces of twisted steel, secured by the City of Hattiesburg, from New York City to Hattiesburg in time for an official transfer to the university at halftime of Southern Miss’ football season opener against Louisiana Tech on Sept. 3 at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

    The fragments are described as cut steel wall spandrel measuring 72 inches in length by 12 inches wide and 1-inch thick. Each piece weighs approximately 200 pounds.

    “It is an honor to play a role in establishing this memorial at USM,” says Dave Meyer, Marten Transport senior director of maintenance. “All of us at Marten mourned with the nation over the lost lives on 9/11 and are proud to honor those who serve this country today. Moving these artifacts to Mississippi is just one way for us to show our support.”

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