Victor " Pete" Serodino
Victor “Pete” Serodino has been active in all phases of the Inland Marine Industry. Serodino, Inc. designs, builds, operates and repairs towboats, river excursion boats (including the Southern Belle) and barges, handling over 2 million tons of cargo on the Tennessee River annually. The company was established in 1933.
Mid South Terminals Division operates four bulk terminals, transferring over 1.5 million tons of crushed stone, pig iron, coal, coke, mill scale, iron ore, steel beams, barite and phosphate to and from barge, rail and truck (more than 68,000 truckloads a year or 227 per working day).
Southern Electric Fleet Division receives incoming barges and stores them until needed by various Chattanooga dock operators. They deliver and return them to the fleet to store for the next outbound towing vessel. On the waterfront, Serodino, Inc. has developed numerous commercial sites and docks for river oriented businesses.
Southern Marine Construction, LLC designs and builds river dock facilities, water intakes, discharges and river-crossing pipelines in the Southeast and Midwest. Their crews live in the Chattanooga area and commute weekly to Ohio, Cumberland, Mississippi and Tennessee River construction sites within a 350 mile radius. Recent projects include power plant docks at Ghent, Kentucky, New Haven, West Virginia and TVA at Cumberland City, Tennessee.
Southern Forms, LLC designs and builds steel forms for the concrete bridge construction industry in the continental United States and Hawaii, specializing in segmental bridge forms. They also fabricate pole line hardware for utility companies in the Southeast.
Tennessee Galvanizing, Inc. is a hot-dip galvanizer that processes over 50,000,000 pounds of steel annually. Tennessee Galvanizing is the only galvanizer in North America that does not produce hazardous waste.
Mr. Serodino serves on the board of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. As chairman of the Scholarship Committee at the CFGC, he has assisted with financial aid to more than 300 college students. He is on the Board of the Friends of the Zoo, and has helped make many changes in the facility and its exhibits. Pete was active in bringing a much needed community high school to Signal Mountain.