MN 100: Vigor Industrial

Posted by Nicole Ventimiglia

5555 N Channel Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
Tel: (503) 247-1777   
Email: [email protected]
President & CEO: Frank Foti

The Company:
Based in Portland, Oregon, Vigor Industrial is the Pacific Northwest’s leader in shipbuilding and repair. With seven shipyards and two additional advanced manufacturing facilities, Vigor companies tackle projects ranging from emergency repairs, to multiple builds of large complex vessels, to advanced fabrication work for the industries including nuclear and hydroelectric power generation. Vigor’s nine facilities include seven shipyards (Ketchikan and Seward, Alaska, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Tacoma, Everett and Port Angeles, Washington.) Vigor Industrial shipyards offer ten drydocks, more than 17,000 feet of dedicated pier space, and more than half a million square feet of covered shop area. Across more than 120 acres of land, it operates more than 50 cranes including a 600 ton gantry traversing our oversized Portland buildway. Vigor Industrial companies maintain the right-sized shipyards, leading facilities, excellent intermodal connections, and expert workforces to build, repair, and modernize just about anything on the water. Vigor builds, repairs and modernizes ships for customers including the fishing companies, ferry systems, the U.S. Navy and the oil and gas industry. 

The Case:

Vigor Industrial is a rapidly evolving company offering leading ship building, ship repair and advanced manufacturing capabilities. Rather than rely on the ways things have “always been done,” Vigor is preparing for the future by integrating advanced, non-marine manufacturing to build better ships and developing the critical mass needed to thrive in today’s highly competitive marine markets.

(As published in the August 2014 edition of Marine News -

Marine News Magazine, page 68,  Aug 2014

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