An operator of the Toledo Shipyard since 2006, IRONHEAD provides dry-dock ship repair services, ranging from survey work and hull repairs, to mechanical repairs/rebuilds and blasting/painting projects. With two 20 ton cranes providing heavy lift and a 50-foot high hook capacity all housed within a 20,000 square foot high bay facility, the Toledo Shipyard can handle most any project.
IRONHEAD employs union boilermakers and machinists, and operates two graving dry docks – 805 feet and 550 feet - with direct access via the Maumee River to the Great Lakes.
About the Shipyard Operator
Founded in 2002, the IRONHEAD group of companies operates two fabrication shops and the Toledo Shipyard. IRONHEAD serves the shipping, utility, steel, air pollution control and engineering/construction industries. IRONHEAD is a diverse, heavy industrial fabricator and equipment assembler, and a full service supplier of ship modifications, repairs and construction. Utilizing union machinists and boilermakers in its skilled workforce, IRONHEAD is an experienced fabricator and assembler of heavy equipment. IRONHEAD annually completes in excess of $10 million in projects.
IRONHEAD Fabricating Incorporated
Ironhead Marine Inc. (Toledo Shipyard)
Tony LaMantia, President
2245 Front St. PO Box 8009
Toledo, OH 43605-8009
IRONHEAD Fabricating is logistically positioned to complete a diverse array of fabrications and provide competitive priced deliveries by truck, rail or sea. IRONHEAD Fabricating has an experienced team of fabrication professionals and a superb network of engineering, detailing, machining, heat treating and galvanizing suppliers.
IRONHEAD Fabricating is equipped for:
- Equipment Assembly
- Carbon, Stainless, Aluminum and Alloy Steels
- Painting, Galvanizing, Machining and Heat Treating
- Dock side facilities with barge access to the Great Lakes
Don Mutchler has been in the marine industry for over 30 years. He began his career in 1977 as a journey boilermaker after receiving his Bachelor of Science from the Ohio State University. He earned certifications with the American Bureau of Shipping and the Coast Guard. He is also certified in pipe, plate and boiler tube welding.
As a foreman he was responsible for the duties of over 50 workers in completing all facets in the marine repair industry.
In 1997 he was promoted to the position of marine superintendent/manager. His responsibilities included over-seeing all aspects in the completion of multiple marine projects. During peak times he would have crews of over 200 men on 20 lake freighters.
In 2006 he took on the task of re-opening the Toledo Shipyard. He assisted in up-grading the facilities to continue the successful history of ship repair in the Great Lakes region.