Moran Iron Works has experience in fabricating vessels, barges and ferries for use in rivers and canals, the Great Lakes, or in oceans around the world. We have a teaming agreement with CIG Maritime, headquartered in Groningen, the Netherlands, to offer US customers a comprehensive range of products and services based on their designs and building kits. In addition to new fabrication, we have experience in the repair and retrofit of vessels, ferries and barges.

We are currently constructing  a research vessel for the United States Fish & Wildlife Service Office in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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Moran Iron Works can supply a number of water control gates and other components of lock, dam and other waterway projects. Whether your project is a new installation or an upgrade retrofit, we can fabricate the gate you need. Gate types we can supply include draft tube swing gates, spillway gates, intake gates, tainter gates, miter gates and bulkhead gates, along with many others. Our unique location on the Great Lakes allows for us to modularly assemble larger projects with limited fabrication work required at the job site. We also have experience in custom-fabricating log screens and traveling screens for use on intake water systems at large-scales facilities.


Moran Iron Works is experienced in the fabrication of templates for cofferdam sets. Our design incorporates welded steel structures and cross bracing.  Our modular designs allow us to perform the majority of work at our facility, rather than your job site, which can significantly save on overall project costs.