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News by Year

February 25, 2015

Vigor begins new era in cruise ship repair

From the late 1980’s to 2003, when its previous drydock was sold, the Swan Island shipyard in Portland was a major hub for cruise ship repair and modernization.

January 27, 2015

Taming the Arctic: One Ferry at a Time

Vigor Alaska is building two Day Boat Alaska Class Ferries for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS), which marks the first time that ferries for the state of Alaska are being built in Alaska.

January 13, 2015

USNS Mercy arrives in Portland

Yesterday Vigor Industrial proudly welcomed the men and women of the USNS MERCY to its Portland shipyard.

January 5, 2015

Oregon Iron Work’s VP elected to the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) board of directors

Patrick Leonard, P.E., vice president of Oregon Iron Work’s commercial division, was recently elected to serve on the AISC Board of Directors.

Image of story that appeared in Ketchikan Daily News on the Alaska Class Ferries Day Boats

December 16, 2014

Alaska shipyard marks start to ferry project

This weekend Vigor Alaska made history as construction began on two new Alaska Class state ferries, the first ferries to be built in Alaska by Alaskans.

SS Algol coming into drydock

November 17, 2014

SS Algol drydocking starts a new chapter in Portland’s maritime industry

The drydocking of the SS Algol on Monday marked a new chapter in Portland’s resurging maritime industry.

October 31, 2014

Jensen Maritime and Vigor to unveil new factory trawler design at Pacific Marine Expo

Jensen Maritime and Vigor will unveil the design for a new 352-foot catcher processor/factory trawler at the Pacific Marine Expo on Nov. 19.

Vigorous drydock at its christening

October 29, 2014

Drydock christening marks momentous day for Vigor

Vigor welcomed over a thousand employees, customers and their families on Saturday to christen the Vigorous, Vigor’s new drydock.

Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco

October 17, 2014

Oregon Iron Works (OIW) chosen to provide complex steel fabrication for state-of-the-art San Francisco Transbay Transit Center

Oregon Iron Works, a Vigor Industrial company, announced that it has been chosen as a steel fabrication company for the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco.

Maxum Petroleum 15,000-barrel tank barge

October 14, 2014

Vigor delivers EBDG 15,000 barrel Maxum Petroleum tank barge

The Seattle divisions of Vigor Fab and Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) announced today that the 15,000-barrel tank barge Global Pilot has been delivered to Maxum Petroleum.