There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the completion of their new state of the art fabrication building they call “Building 433”. This new large building in Bay Ship’s south yard is an 80,000 square foot manufacturing building which stands 110 feet tall. General Manager Todd Thayse described the structure as one of the largest capital expansions in the shipyard, a project which began as an idea in 2015 after the assets of nearby Palmer Johnson became available. Through permits, variances, negotiations, and agreements with the city, Building 433 now marks a huge shipyard advancement while keeping the campus homogenous. During the ceremony remarks, Miron Construction Project Executive Kurt Wolfgram expressed thanks for everyone involved with the project construction. Mayor Dave Ward called the project the biggest thing to happen in Sturgeon Bay in 30 years and it will affect the city for the next 30 years. Todd Thayse comments here on the opportunity this building will bring to the shipbuilding company…..
The ceremony concluded with the actual ribbon-cutting in which Mayor Dave Ward yielded “the big scissors” and the cutting was followed by much applause. Following the ceremony, guided tours were given so attendees could further inspect Sturgeon Bay’s newest addition to the skyline which will also boost the local economy and undoubtedly bring more notoriety to the city’s rich shipbuilding history.