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Kirby Corp. is a domestic tank barge operator, transporting bulk liquid products. It also provides diesel engines, reduction gears and ancillary products for marine and power generation applications. The company operates through the following segments: Marine Transportation and Diesel Engine Services. The Marine Transportation segment provides marine transportation services, operates tank barges and towing vessels transporting bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along all three U.S. coasts and in Alaska and Hawaii. It transports petrochemicals, refined petroleum products, black oil products and agricultural chemicals by tank barge. This segment also operates coastal dry-bulk barges and tugboats engaged in the coastal transportation of dry-bulk cargoes. It provides transportation services for its customers and in almost all cases, does not assume ownership of the products that it transports. The Diesel Engine Services segment sells genuine replacement parts, provides service mechanics to overhaul and repair medium-speed and high-speed diesel engines, transmissions, reduction gears, pumps and compression products, maintains facilities to rebuild component parts or entire medium-speed and high-speed diesel engines, transmissions and reduction gears and manufactures and remanufactures oilfield service equipment, including pressure pumping units. It primarily services the marine, power generation and land-based pressure pumping and oilfield service markets. The company's history roots back to 1921 when Kirby Petroleum Co. formed by John Henry Kirby. Kirby was founded on January 31, 1969 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.