Moran Iron Works, Inc.
January 2017 Newsletter
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Keel now laid on
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Vessel
ONAWAY, Mich. – Sparks are flying on the keel of the $1.9 million, 57-foot, aluminum fisheries research vessel for the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), at Moran Iron Works (MIW).

The USFWS and MIW announced the project in November of 2016 when the two parties met for an inaugural meeting in Onaway. Preliminary design of the vessel was performed by Seacraft Design, LLC, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, with MIW working to finalize the design and construction drawings.

The official laying of keel day was January 23rd,” said Jason Willis, project manager at MIW. “This well-designed vessel will provide a larger, faster and more efficient work platform for biologists in lakes Michigan and Huron for years to come. We’re proud to be a part of this project for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.”

Construction will require some 11,000 man hours on the shop floor over the next ten months, employing a crew of 6. In October, 2017 the vessel will be transported by trailer to Moran’s Port Calcite location, the deep-water port in nearby Rogers City for launch to become the newest addition to the USFWS fleet.

A live remote camera is available for viewing updates on construction on MIW’s website at:
Industrial Arts Institute launches Carpentry I Class
This past month saw the launch of the IAI's first Carpentry I class led by Adjunct Faculty/Instructor, Dale Buchanan (on right).

Having over 40 years of experience in the carpentry industry, Dale graduated from Ferris State University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Industrial Construction Management. He has participated in large-scale construction projects in the Middle East countries of Egypt & Dubai, and has previously owned and operated his own business, D.L. Buchanan Construction Co.  In addition to being a qualified industry professional, Dale has many years' experience as a building trades instructor at Career Centers throughout Michigan.

For more about the Industrial Art Institute, visit
MIW Completes Ramp for Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
MIW personnel installing sections of newly-fabricated loading ramp at the Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry freight dock in St. Ignace, Michigan, with ice-strewn waters of Lake Huron showing in the background.
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