By Paul Schmitt
Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is bouncing back from a rare full day closure due to the last snowstorm. With the last of the winter fleet leaving last month, Vice-President and General Manager Todd Thayse says the major employer in Door County was definitely impacted the past couple weeks.
Thayse estimates that the snowstorm cost about $100,000 in work delays and missed opportunities. He says the shipyard is fortunate to be still benefiting from a backlog of projects from a few years ago. Some high potential contract closings remain a possibility in the near future to keep the strong workforce fully active, according to Thayse.