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R.W. Fernstrum &


Menominee, Mich. based R.W. Fernstrum & Company is a fourth-generation family owned and operated business that has focused exclusively on providing custom engi- neered heat exchangers for more than 70 years. The small business in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has a global reach.

Sean Fernstrum

In 2019, R.W. Fernstrum worked with customers across six

R.W. Fernstrum & Company continents in more than 30 countries. It works with a wide variety of customers on a wide variety of applications, from alternative energy on windmills and tidal power genera- tors, to OSVs, PSVs and oil spill recovery vessels in the oil the Schoellhorn-Albrecht building was located in historic and gas industry. The company has equipped ferries from Laclede’s Landing on the west bank of the Mississippi River.

Staten Island to Washington State and works on dredges The company began by providing steamboat engines and that clear the channels for other R.W. Fernstrum-equipped deck equipment for river boats built in Alaska and used on vessels such as ATBs, tugs and push boats to carry goods the Yukon River during the gold rush. Today Schoellhorn- between ports domestically and around the world.

Albrecht is located in Saint Louis County, Mo. supporting

Undoubtedly, R.W. Fernstrum is widely recognized as the the entire marine industry worldwide. With over 120 years leader in its market segment. The company’s customer base of experience, Schoellhorn-Albrecht is a market leader in varies greatly across applications as well as regions across the engineering, designing and manufacturing of marine deck globe. Recent highlights include LCU 1700 project with equipment, dock equipment and vessel access systems. In

Swiftships; two tugs with Eastern; four tugs with Nichols addition to its standard product line, the company also

Brothers Boat Builders; Florida Marine’s David Goin from specializes in designing and manufacturing castings, fabri-

Steiner Shipyard; Osage Marine’s Frank Mellor from Mas- cations, and specialized machinery to meet any customer’s ter Marine; McGinnis unnamed Ohio based towboat; 19 needs. It has designed and built capstans, winches, moor- towboats and one dredge with C & C Marine & Repair; ing winches, anchor windlasses, tugger winches, hawser

Canal Barge Company’s H. Merritt ‘Heavy’ Lane Jr. from reels, anchors, bitts, chocks, cleats, mooring rings, hatches,

Conrad Shipyard; two ? reboats for Hamburg with Damen; kevels, roller chocks, roller fairleads, smit brackets, bol- and tugs with Dry Docks World, to name a few.

lards, dock cleats, panama chocks, accommodation lad- ders, and gangways. Specialty products include (and are not limited to) bow stems, strut assemblies, bow chocks,

Schoellhorn- hawsepipes, rudder trunks, and other supported hardware.

Albrecht Machine

Co. Inc. Victaulic

Schoellhorn-Albrecht has enjoyed a long history in Since 1919, Victaulic’s solutions and drawing services

Saint Louis supporting the inland river industry. In 1887 have increased construction productivity and reduced risk; 69 MN

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