Aluminum for the Shipbuilding and Marine Industry

Aluminum offers wide-ranging benefits in the shipbuilding and marine industry, including durability, safety, high corrosion resistance, low maintenance, high strength-to-weight ratios, and, because it can be recycled, environmental responsibility. Pierce Aluminum is able to deliver all these advantages through its full inventory of aluminum sheet, plate, and extrusions in all commonly used alloys.

Your expert resource for shipbuilding and marine aluminum

Shipbuilders and marine manufacturers benefit from the proximity of Pierce Aluminum facilities to major shipbuilding centers. This allows us to collaborate more closely with your design teams to achieve their objectives on spec and on budget. Also, our facilities house both inventory and processing shops together, enabling “end-to-end” processing of all marine-grade material that keeps costs in control and requires less lead time.

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Pierce Aluminum marine and shipbuilding capabilities at a glance:

  • Our facilities house the largest inventory of marine-grade aluminum stock in the United States.
  • Pierce can secure inventory domestically and internationally, based on your needs.
  • We have deep technical expertise in processing and milling for every alloy and temper in use in the marine and shipbuilding industry.
  • We can work with your production teams to create Kanban “just in time” supply chain programs.

Major shipbuilding and marine manufacturers rely on Pierce Aluminum

Pierce Aluminum provides vital parts for both military and civilian craft, most significantly:

  • Submarines built by General Dynamics Electric Boat Division
  • Aircraft carriers built by Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Fast ferries built by All American Shipbuilding