MN 100: Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc.
13980 Shell Belt Road
Bayou La Batre, AL 36509
President and General Manager: Travis R. Short
Number of Employees: 400
Founded in 1997 by a father-and-son duo, Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. is located on the southwestern coast of Alabama approximately 30 miles from the Port of Mobile. The company designs, builds and repair ships, boats and barges up to 300 feet in length and 1,500 tons launch weight for the offshore oil industry, cruise and diving industry, tug and barge operators and specialized craft for the United States and foreign governments.
Horizon owns and operates two shipyard facilities in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, located on a 100’ wide channel with an 18’ dredged depth. Horizon manufactures in steel, aluminum and fiberglass for a customer base which includes the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and for commercial transportation and oil service companies in America, Nigeria, Colombia, Iraq and Mexico, including both offshore and inland river operators. The company also constructs yachts through its subsidiary Crimson Yachts.
(As published in the August 2014 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)