Dakota Creek Industries is one of those rare businesses where much of the progress on projects is visible to the public. Although initial work may begin indoors, vessels such as the Cade Candies ultimately end up on display in the shipyard before launch and departure to delivery points around the world. It’s a fascinating, important […]
In addition to maintenance work on the tugboat Pacific Star, crews at Dakota Creek Industries continue finish work on the Ross Candies (center), launched August 8. In the foreground is the bow section of another vessel being built for the Otto Candies Company, a marine transportation and towing company. The public is invited to check […]
Dozens took a break from the Arts Festival Saturday, August 9 for launching of the Ross Candies, a vessel being built by Dakota Creek Industries to service offshore oil platforms for the Otto Candies Company. Although the Candies is in the water, crews will continue to accomplish interior finish work for a number of weeks. […]
When it comes to lifting several tons of steel into a precise position, “the wind is not our friend.” Heavy equipment operators held a helicopter pad in vertical position Wednesday morning at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI), where another the vessel Otto Candies is under construction. Ultimately the pad was flipped over so welders could get […]
Friday was the big day for a dramatic lift of a pilothouse onto the substructure of another Otto Candies vessel being built at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI). Note the gap between top level and supporting structure. Inch by inch, that gap slowly disappeared. Now welders can get to work.
Dakota Creek Industries and client Otto Candies offered a rare opportunity Saturday, inviting the public to an open house aboard the new vessel M/V Grant Candies, pictured here at the Port of Anacortes. The 2,600-ton, 292-foot merchant vessel is owned by a Louisiana-based marine transportation and towing company. Representatives from Otto Candies, including Otto Candies […]
Saturday morning was a workday for at least part of the construction crew at Dakota Creek Industries on the Anacortes waterfront. Crane operators worked their magic as a section of decking was lifted into place on the Grant Candies, a vessel that will reportedly be used in deepwater oil exploration activities.