MO R A N IR O N WO RK S , I N C.
November 2009 Newsletter
“The Hope” Has Landed Safely
Moran Iron Works, Inc. is very Moran Iron Works was able to lift
excited to have been awarded the boat out of the water and set it
the unique contract to extend a onto our trailer, where we fabri-
Ferry Boat. Shepler’s Mackinac cated the cribbing around the boat
Island Ferry “The Hope”, will in order to secure it for the haul
be extended 17 feet, with new from Rogers City to Onaway.
engines, shafts, and props, be- The coordination and control of
fore it returns to service. this “blind” lift was performed by The dual crane lift successful. Loading onto the trailer
Currently the boat is 65 feet in our crane operators Dan Shephard in preparation for the fabrication of the cribbing to
length, 20 feet wide, 23 feet tall, and Al Libby, and directed by secure the boat for transportation.
and weighs over 60,000 lbs Shepler’s Crew Chief. Our road
without the engines. Getting the crew of escorts John Sherburne
boat to our facility took both and Tim Prow, along with our
parties several days of planning Semi driver Randy Kramer,
and communicating to lift the hauled the load safely to our facil-
boat safely onto land. ity.
Using our two largest cranes, It is expected to return to the
our barging facility at the Car- Great Lakes, sometime around
meuse Rogers City, Calcite fa- April 2010.
cility and the high wire corridor, See Page 2 for more photo’s.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
December 5th, 2009—Moran Iron Works Annual Holiday
Fireworks Celebration, Onaway, MI . Join us for a family fun
afternoon with Santa, Gifts, Hay Rides, Bonfire, and Fireworks.
Moran Iron Works, moving the oversize Ferry Boat
December 7th—11th, 2009— Power Gen Show in Las Vegas, NV. from Rogers City, MI to Onaway, MI, via the high
Representatives from Moran Iron Works will be spending wire corridor.
several days at the show. For more information please con-
tact Jim or Geri at email@example.com. See you there!!
Please Note: Our offices will be closed Thurs-
day November 26th and Friday November
27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Have a Happy Turkey Day!!
Welcome our latest editions!
Moran Iron Works, Angie recently moved to a Bachelors Degree from
Inc. has recently Northern Michigan with her the Universtiy of Michigan Moran Iron Works, Inc.
hired new employ- husband Scott of 20 years. in Mechanical engineering. 11739 M-68 Hwy.
ees in the Admini- She enjoys, building doll He is very dedicated to his Onaway, MI 49765
stration depart- houses, crocheting, and family and their bicycling Ph: 989.733.2011
ment. Assistant playing with her cats and traditions. On bicycles they Fx: 989.733.2371
Project Manager—Angie dogs in her spare time. have crossed the United States
Grabiec, she comes to us with a from North to South and East to www.moraniron.com
background in account admini- In our Purchasing department
West. Editor: Kristi Bristley ~
stration, purchasing, and distri- is Jonathan Elenz, who comes
Both Jon and Angie are quality Quality & Safety, e-mail:
bution with major accounts like to us with a background in
additions to our team and are firstname.lastname@example.org
DTE, Kmart, and MichCon. corporate purchasing. Jon has
looking forward to a busy year.
P AGE 1 O F 2
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P AGE 2
Starting Assembly of
Large Duct Work Elbow
“The Hope” safely trans-
ported to our facility
A.R. Plate Hopper for Lime-
stone Screening System
Dual Crane Lift of
A.R. Plate Hoppers for Limestone Screening
System, ready for delivery.