SEATTLE – Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, Wash., was a recipient of an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) small shipyard grant awarded in August 2009. The grant funded much of the major equipment associated with the Company’s new metal processing facility, Flashmark Tech, which opened earlier this year. Another benefit of this grant is a new crane for their headquarters here.
The crane was made by North Pacific Crane with a capacity of 35,000 pounds. The boom length is 31 feet, with a pedestal height of 15 feet. The new crane is located at their bulkhead along the Lake Washington ship canal and will provide Kvichak with the capability of launching and lifting boats from the water at their bulkhead. This will lower the costs of production, expedite seatrial processes and open up their business to repair work that had not been possible before, according to a release put out by the company.