By Tim Kowols
With two years of work still on the backlog, Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay expects it to be a busy 2018. After Winter Fleet concludes, Bay Shipbuilding has a tug and a barge among its deliveries along with any other new construction, conversion, and maintenance jobs they may pick up along the way. Bay Shipbuilding Vice President and General Manager Todd Thayse says the goal for the near term is to get the backlog up to where it was in previous years.
Bay Shipbuilding received good news from the state last week when Governor Scott Walker awarded $3.6 million in harbor assistance grants to the company, which will use the funds to improve dock wall construction and dredge its docks to increase its production capacity.