A company with roots in Connecticut dating to the 1980s is scheduled to breathe its last breath in late June.

But as venerable pools operator Heidmar Inc closes its doors, Connecticut will remain a hot spot for tanker commercial management and pools thanks to two offshoots run by former Heidmar bosses.

Penfield Marine is alive and well in neighbouring Fairfield, seven miles east of Heidmar’s headquarters in Norwalk. It is run by former Heidmar chief executive Tim Brennan and partner Eric Haughn, an ex-Heidmar chartering manager.