Vigor Fab

144-car Ferry Progress
144-car Ferry Progress
US Fab
Left Coast Lifter at Work
Sailing Through Trials to Early Delivery
Sailing Through Trials to Early Delivery
Portland Buildway
Portland Buildway and Gantry Crane
The Betsy Arntz Departing Vigor Portland for Puget Sound
The Betsy Arntz Departing Vigor Portland for Puget Sound
US Fab Crafts Metal for Sea and Land
Converting Landfill Gases to Electricity
Converting Landfill Gases to Electricity
Built to Turn Ocean Waves into Electricity
Built to Turn Ocean Waves into Electricity

Vigor Fab is a leader in shipbuilding and industrial fabrication. We offer modern facilities and a skilled workforce in our yards in Portland, Seattle and, Everett. Our production and engineering departments are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to enhance productivity and deliver quality to our customers. More than 500,000 square feet of covered fabrication bays, outfitted with overhead crane support, allow for maximum production efficiency. Specialty services include paint, machine, aluminum, electrical, carpentry, and pipe shops. 

Vigor Fab constructs quality vessels of all types. We build vessels, including double-hulled fuel barges, ATBs, excavators, Z-drive ship assist tractor tugs, auto and passenger ferries, fishing boats and cargo ships. More than 100 hulls have been fabricated in our Portland and Seattle yards for satisfied customers across the country and around the world. Our expert teams also fabricate ship modules and other large components for refits and major conversions. 

Beyond shipbuilding, Vigor Fab provides world-class industrial fabrication services for just about any steel structure regardless of shape, size or complexity. From large pipe fabrication to bridge supports, from alternative energy devices to complex steel replacement booms, our teams have the resources and know-how to get it done.  With our optimal locations on the marine highway and our versatile drydocks, we can receive materials and deliver finished goods by sea, truck or rail—a significant advantage that landlocked facilities can’t match.

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