Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What kind of shop do you have?
A. We have a Fabrication Shop, Machining Shop, Hydraulic Shop and an Insulation Shop.

Q. What kind of repairs do you do?
A. Everything. If it is on a ship and it breaks. We can repair it.

Q. Do you work exclusively on ships?
A. No. We work at Power Plants, Marine Terminals, Hospitals, etc.

Q. Are your welders certified?
A. All our welders are certified. We have certifications for ABS, Lloyd's Register, and Germanischer Lloyd.

Q. Can your welders use a wire feed welding machine?
A. Our welders are trained in MIG, TIG, Wire Feed, Brazing, stainless steel Heli Arc, Aluminum Heli Arc, CuNi Heli Arc and general stick welding.

Q. One of my container cranes broke down can you handle such large parts?
A1. Our Lathe machine can handle up to 42” (107 cm) diameter and 16 feet (488 cm) long.
A2. Our vertical boring mill can handle up to 62’ (158 cm) diameter
A3. Our horizontal boring mill can handle pieces up to 6 feet.

Q. Can you machine on our ship?
A. We have several portable machines:
I. Portable boring rig
II. Portable Grinding Rig
For example: We have line bored container crane wheel in place, we machined Anchor winch brake drums, etc.

Q. My ship is docking in San Diego. Can you help?
A. Yes, we service any ship anywhere on the West Coast of the USA.

Q. The repair will take longer than the stay in port.
A. No problem we can send a riding crew until the repair is done.

Q. My repair is extremely critical, why should I give the job to you?
A1. We have been in business for over 55 years. Most of our mechanics and supervisors have worked on ships their whole lives.
A2. The local surveyors of the classification bureaus know our capability and can confirm our excellent reputation.
A3. We have never delayed the E.T.D. of a ship

Q. I am looking for spare parts for my cargo pump. Can you supply the part?
A. Yes, let us know what you need and we will get it over to you ASAP.

Q. Do you have Union employees?
A. All of our employees are a members of the International Association of Machinists, AFL-CIO.






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