Fairlead Integrated to Break Ground on Newport News Waterfront Repair Facility and Fabrication Platten

07 June 2018


Newport News, VA, 7 June 2018 – Fairlead Integrated, a leading supplier of electrical, mechanical, fabricated products, and maritime services announces plans to build a new facility and large fabrication platen in Newport News.

The investments to its Newport News facilities will increase Fairlead Integrated’s fabrication and repair footprint and allow the Hampton Roads-based company to prepare for an increased demand from military customers for large fabrications and vessel repairs. Investments to the waterfront facility include:

  • Fabrication Platen: A 17,000 square-foot platen adjacent to the water will allow for the fabrication and integration of large structures to be shipped via barge for shipbuilding and construction customers.
  • Blast and Paint Facility: A 10,000 square-foot facility housing a 50’-long blast booth and 55’-long spray booth will allow large structures and trailered boats to be preserved.
  • Repair and Fabrication Facility: An 11,200 square-foot facility will allow for the expansion of vessel repairs and light fabrication.

An official groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Friday, 22 June 2018.

About Fairlead Integrated
Fairlead Integrated builds integrated electrical and control systems, large-scale mechanical fabrications and structures, and advanced mobile containerized products. Additionally, Fairlead provides marine vessel repair and fabrication services in its shipyard in Newport News and worldwide. Today, Fairlead’s products are part of mission-critical systems in the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz and Ford-class aircraft carriers, Virginia-class submarines, the Littoral Combat Ship and many classes of ships for the Military Sealift Command, the Maritime Administration, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Fairlead Integrated is headquartered in Portsmouth, VA.

For more information, please contact:
Brian Miller
Director of Business Development