MN 100: Bollinger Shipyards

Posted by Nicole Ventimiglia
Thursday, August 14, 2014

8365 Hwy 308 South
Lockport, LA 70374
Tel: (985) 532-2554
Email: Robert S@bollingershipyards.com
Website: www.bollingershipyards.com
CEO: Donald “Boysie” Bollinger
President: Chris Bollinger

The Company:
Established in 1946, the family owned and operated, Bollinger Shipyards group provides quality maritime construction, boat repair and conversion products and services to both the U.S. Military and the commercial marine industry. Four generations of Bollingers have been challenged to match the innovation, integrity and deep sense of responsibility that have become synonymous with the Bollinger way of doing business. Bollinger Shipyards specializes in new construction, steel fabrication, vessel repair and conversion of a wide variety of U.S. Coast Guard and military vessels and commercial offshore and inland vessels. Bollinger currently operates ten shipyards, strategically located throughout South Louisiana and Texas with unrestricted access to the central Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River.

The Case:
With 28 dry docks ranging in capacity from 400 tons to 10,000 tons, Bollinger Shipyards provides a wide variety of dry-dock, repair and conversion services for both shallow and deepwater vessels and rigs. Boasting a long-established reputation of integrity in the shipbuilding industry; its reputation emanates from the success of a management team that fosters and creates a workforce dedicated to the principles of continuous improvement. Bollinger’s Executive Group plays an integral role in maintaining a product development and service organization that is able to rapidly respond to the ever-changing technical requirements of myriad customers. Safety is also a top priority for Bollinger. Recently, Bollinger’s Lockport New Construction facility worked 3,000,000 man-hours without a lost time accident. Building on a philosophy that starts at the top while empowering all employees to demand safe production, Bollinger Shipyards strives for zero accidents. And, in February, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was notified by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) that Bollinger was one of three companies selected for award of Phase I for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. The company has attained ISO 9001 certified status and consistently demonstrates its ability to deliver on time a wide range of reliable, quality-built vessels, making Bollinger Shipyards, the “First to Call.”

The Product Line:   
Bollinger provides a complete array of marine services, with a myriad of products and services such as dry-docks, new construction, emergency repair, propeller repair, machine shops, armature services, fabrication and numerous other support items. Additional services provided through the Bollinger facility network include Project Engineering/Management, Propeller and Vibration Analysis, Engineering and Naval Architects, and Logistic Support by CHAND. Thousands of Bollinger-built and repaired vessels are under sail for governments and private industries around the globe. A wide variety of vessels can be built at any one of its 10 shipyards or repaired on one of 28 dry docks. Well known for its government work – especially having delivered as many Coast Guard hulls as any other yard in recent memory – Bollinger also balances that government portfolio nicely with a robust commercial backlog. These projects include offshore supply vessels, barges, liftboats, specialty vessels and tugs.



(As published in the August 2014 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)
 

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