t. 985.631.6212Recyclers Who Care About Your Future

Specializing in Rig and Ship Recycling

Experts in hazardous material, ship/rig demolition, adherence to environmental and safety protocols.

Offshore Rig Decommissioning and Recycling

Platform, jackup, and semisub rig recycling. 74-acre site, 1,700 feet of waterfront, 950 feet of bulkhead with 20 foot water depth.

Barge Dismantling

Largest inland barge recycler in the USA. Experts at safely and efficiently scrapping barges of any type.

Ship Repair and Drydocking

Full-service shipyard with 22,000 ton Panamax drydock for drydocking and repair, conversion and vessel overhaul projects.

Environmental, Safety Conscious Recycling

Our depth of experience and six-step proven recycling process underscores safety at all times. A clean, safe work environment is our top priority.
  • Environment

    Protection of the environment is at the core of our mission and a priority for our team, our customers, and the world.

  • Safety

    Throughout the entire process emphasis is on safety at all times.

  • Quality

    Provide customers with a safe, reliable and economical way to recycle assets that have reached the end of their useful life.


We are M.A.R.S.

Established in 1971, Modern American Recycling Services, Inc. (M.A.R.S., Inc.) was founded by “Butch” Dwight Caton. M.A.R.S is the largest barge dismantler and offshore decommissioning provider in the United States. Recently the company has expanded its scope of offerings with the acquisition of a shipyard providing ship repair, conversions, and overhauls of all types of vessels, including tankers, dredges, ATBs, tugs, barges and more.

We are a company committed to providing quality demolition and recycling services to our customers, while protecting the environment and maintaining a safe working environment for our people.