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2022 Small Shipyard Grant Awardees

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration has awarded $19.6 million to 24 shipyards in 19 states through the Small Shipyard Grant Program.
The funds will help awardees modernize, increase productivity, and expand local employment opportunities while competing in the global marketplace.
The table below lists the awardees for 2022 with the value of the award and a description of each awarded project.
Additional information on Small Shipyard Grants can be found here or by contacting David M. Heller, Associate Administrator for Business and Finance Development, Maritime Administration, Room W21-318, 1200 New Jersey Ave, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20590.  Phone (202) 366-5737 or by email at Smallshipyardgrants@dot.gov.

2022 MARAD Small Shipyard Grant Awardees

State
Shipyard
Shipyard Location
Award Amount
Description of Project
Alabama
Blakely Boatworks Inc.
Mobile, AL
$722,460
to support the purchase of major components of metal working equipment consisting of welding machines and a variety of material handling equipment
Alaska
Catalyst Marine Engineering
Seward, AK
$418,903
to support the purchase of two welding units and one propulsion unit. These units are designed to be comprehensive, mobile shipyard repair and service platforms that support a variety of services at one time, in multiple locations. This flexibility will allow crews to be dispatched to different ports at the same time and allow for expanded revenue and an increase in employee base and training
California
Bay Marine Boatworks, Inc.
Richmond, CA
$875,968
to support the purchase of a 100-ton marine travelift and a 60-ton self-propelled hydraulic vessel transporter 
Florida
International Ship Repair & Marine Service, Inc.
Tampa, FL
$880,758
these funds will support the purchase of a plasma cutting table, a 36,000-pound forklift, welding equipment and a 20-ton overhead crane 
 
Patti Marine Enterprises, Inc.
Pensacola, FL
$1,200,000
to construct a new 800-ton drydock
Louisiana
Turn Services, LLC.
New Orleans, LA
$988,742
to add a 60-ton pedestal crane to their shipyard facility
Massachusetts
Duclos Corporation dba Gladding Hearn
Somerset, MA
$949,899
to support the purchase of a set of hanging shop doors; a 35-ton self-propelled boat transporter, and a one-ton overhead crane
Maryland
Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Corp.
Salisbury, MD
$1,114,539
to support the purchase of a Plasma Table, 30-ton mobile travelift crane, CNC 250-ton, and a 14-foot CNC press brake
Michigan
Moran Iron Works, Inc.
Onaway, MI
$500,561
to support the purchase of a CNC Fabricating System and Drill Line. This project will greatly enhance automation of complex fabrications and drastically reduce time of production
Mississippi
ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore, Inc.
Pascagoula, MS
$1,154,670
to support the purchase of an Electric "Green" Blast and paint booth project
Missouri
Arcosa Marine Products, Inc., Caruthersville
Caruthersville, MO
$869,951
panel line improvements and welding equipment
New Jersey
Dorchester Shipyard, Inc.
Dorchester, NJ
$796,143
to facilitate upgrades to their marine railway which is used to haul and launch vessels repaired/constructed in their shipyard
New York
May Ship Repair Contracting Corporation
Staten Island, NY
$436,800
to support the purchase of a computer numerical control (CNC) cutting table, three rotating jig positions, and a blasting booth
 
Robert E. Derecktor, Inc.
Mamaroneck, NY
$294,483
to support the purchase of a new CNC flatbed lathe that can shape metal into complex parts from any solid modeling program
Ohio
McGinnis, Inc.
South Point, OH
$770,250
to support the purchase of a 110-ton crane to shorten the time it takes to complete major construction, renovation, fabrication, or re-power projects and improve material handling capabilities
 
The Great Lakes Towing Company
Cleveland, OH
$781,627
to support the purchase of tooling and equipment to improve the shipyard operations and to foster efficiency, competitive operations and quality ship construction, repair, and maintenance
Oregon
Blackfish Solutions, LLC dba ReconCraft
Estacada, OR
$638,667
to support the purchase and installation of new 25-ton cranes and rigging to fully maximize this space's functionally and utility., funding will also support the acquisition of additional welding equipment
 
Shaver Transportation Company
Portland, OR
$649,638
for their new Shipyard Electrification Project to include electrical upgrades, 18-ton pedestal mounted electric crane and the installation of a solar energy system
Rhode Island
Blount Boats, Inc.
Warren, RI
$937,933
to purchase a telehandler, two 3-ton overhead cranes, a single forklift and four scissor lifts to significantly improve their material handling efficiency
South Carolina
Detyens Shipyards, Inc.
North Charleston, SC
$566,617
to support the purchase of new electric fire pumps to replace their current diesel pumps to support pier side and dry-docked vessels
Virginia
Fairlead Boatworks, Inc.
Newport News, VA
$900,000
to support the purchase of a new 160-ton rough terrain crane
Washington
Ice Floe, LLC dba Nichols Brothers Boat Builders
Freeland, WA
$1,234,408
to support the purchase and installation of a one-sided welder to include a material handling conveyor system, transitional magnetic bed
 
SAFE Boats International, LLC
Bremerton, WA
$716,983
to support the modernization of their facility by acquiring an 80-ton self-propelled vessel transporter, new aluminum welding equipment and a mobile lifting equipment to include an extended reach forklift, scissor lift and large forklift
Wisconsin
Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC – Bay Shipbuilding
Sturgeon Bay, WI
$1,200,000
to support the modernization of their graving dock pump