Dale's Welding & Fabrication


Dale’s has been committed to the inland marine industry since 1981. Our customers include shipyards, tugboat builders and pushboat operators in the Gulf Coast region, from Florida to Texas and throughout the south/central US.

Our facility, located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Louisiana, does precision machining, welding and custom fabrication to the exacting demands of the freshwater shipping industry. We specialize in:

• Aluminum doors and windows
• Shafts
• Shaft seals
• Winches
• Marine Sanitation Devices
• Steel and aluminum fabrication, tooling and machining

In addition to the skilled fabricators and machinists in our full service shop, we have a team of field service personnel who can travel to your site for installations, repairs and maintenance.

Our Products

  • Doors & Windows
    Finely crafted aluminum watertight, weathertight doors and windows for pushboat builders, shipyards, owner/operators and terminals.
  • Machine/Fab Shop
    Custom-manufactured machined and fabricated steel and aluminum products built to meet exacting specs, including shafts from 3” to 13” and specializing in Nickel Chrome Boron liners.
  • Shaft Seals
    Sales, installation and repair of high performance sealing solutions for propeller and rudder shafts, featuring Wärtsilä seals and bearings.
  • Marine Products
    Sales and repair of new and rebuilt winches up to 60 tons, davit cranes, marine sanitation devices, and more.