Custom Steel Fabricator: We Provide Quality Service

If you need to custom order a fabricated steel product for your job site, look no further than T BAILEY INC. — an industry leading steel fabricator located in Anacortes, Washington. For nearly 30 years, T BAILEY INC. has been fabricating custom steel products for the marine, chemical, pipeline transportation, water, wastewater, oil & gas, and pulp & paper industries.

From design to fabrication, coating to testing, we are able to carry out every step of the steel fabrication and painting processes inside of our state-of-the-art facilities.  No matter your project specifications, our trained professionals will be able to get your job done on schedule and within budget.

Custom Steel Fabrication Capabilities

To give you an idea of the kinds of projects we are able to custom fabricate at T BAILEY INC., here is a list of custom fabrications which we have completed in the past:

  • Shop-built tanks
  • ASME Pressure vessels
  • AWWA water storage standpipes and reservoirs
  • API 620 & 650 oil and chemical tanks
  • Stacked tanks
  • STI F921 double wall fuel tanks
  • Steel casing
  • Pipe piling
  • Steel penstock
  • Irrigation siphons
  • Pumpstations
  • Furnace and smoke stacks
  • Replacement tanks and fuel systems
  • Steel Ramp & Pontoon Systems
  • Pile cap frames
  • Float assembly
  • Dolphin caps & fenders for the marine industry

The only limit to what we can fabricate is your imagination. As turnkey general contractors, we do heavy-civil/industrial fabrication and construction. We have an in-house coatings division, testing division, and control every aspect of the fabrication process — from design all the way to on-site installation. By keeping all our talent in-house, we are able to keep your project on budget and on schedule.

We work very hard to make sure we do exactly what we say we will do, and company-wide we constantly push ourselves to exceed the expectations of our customers. When you work with T BAILEY INC. you are working with the best custom steel fabricator in the Northwest. For more information about our custom steel fabrication services, contact T BAILEY, INC. today.

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T BAILEY INC. Is A Certified Custom Steel Fabricator

Evidence of our commitment to fabricating the best custom steel projects in the region is how we maintain top level certification. Our roster of certification includes:

  • DOT certification for Washington and California (Caltrans Class  R and Class N, and Hawaii (HART)
  • ASME U-Stamp certification for pressure vessels
  • ASME NBIC R-Stamp, for alteration and repairs on ASME stamped pressure vessels
  • NB-Stamp certification, for boilers and pressure vessels, attesting to the registration of all pressure vessels with the National Board
  • API – 620, 650, and 12F certification for petroleum tanks
  • UL142, UL 2085, STI F921, and F941
  • STI Fireguard
  • AISC Certified Fabricator
  • CWB Certification for the Canadian market
  • SSPC QP3 certification for coatings

At T BAILEY INC., we take certification to the next level by employing in-house SNT-TC-1A Level II inspectors and an NACE Level 3 Certified inspectors to ensure that our welds and coatings are performed to code.

Our Custom Steel Fabrication Equipment

A custom steel fabrication company is only as good as their tools, which is why we stock our facilities with the latest and greatest state-of-the-art equipment. Our main fabricating equipment includes:

  • 4-roll hydraulic plate bending rolls, up to 2.75” x 10’-0 wide plate
  • CNC plasma cutting machines, 11’ x 50’ water tables
  • Numerous tandem head welding manipulators
  • Numerous single head welding manipulators
  • Tank/vessel turning roll sets, up to 100-ton capacity
  • Automated blasting system
  • Iron workers
  • Several overhead bridge cranes, up to 50 tons capacity
  • Welding power sources for most welding processes
    • SAW
    • FCAW
    • SMAW
    • GMAW
    • GTAW
    • EWS
  • Angle iron bending rolls
  • 3 O’Clock automatic welders
  • Press brake
  • Multiple forklifts, up to 55 tons capacity
  • RT hydraulic cranes, up to 60-ton capacity
  • Scissor and snorkel personnel lifts
  • Extended boom forklifts
  • Dozer and excavators
  • Long haul trucks and trailers
  • Vertamatic welder

Custom Fabrication Design Services

The extent of our design services depend on the nature of your project. For some custom fabrication projects, like pressure vessels or shop-built tanks, we provide start to finish design and engineering services. This includes:

  • Preliminary planning
  • Conceptual design creation & 3D modeling
  • Performance and strength calculations
  • Cost recommendations
  • CAD modeling

For other custom projects, like pipe piling or penstock, we offer consultative design assistance — providing recommendations on designs you provide. This might include:

  • Performance and strength calculations
  • Geometry assistance
  • Cost recommendations

SSPC/NACE Blasting and Coating For Custom Fabrication

Ensuring that your custom steel fabrication is able to withstand decades of harsh environmental conditions requires powerful blasting and coating services. This is another area where T BAILEY INC. surpasses the competition. We have an in-house industrial coatings division, which means that we are able to begin the coating process in the early stages of fabrication, rather than just slapping a coat on at the end of the project.

By starting the blasting and coating process at the beginning of fabrication, we ensure that your custom project receives a quality coat engineered specifically for it. Our blasting and AISC coating services include:

  • Pre-washing steel to eliminate oils, soluble salt, and other contaminants per SSPC SP1
  • Machine or manual blasting steel to prepare it for metalizing and coating
  • Metalizing
  • Prime and finish coating and lining with epoxies, urethanes, zinc, enamels, and vinyl ester coatings

By blasting and coating your custom project in-house, T BAILEY INC. is able to do more than just ensure a quality coat, we are also able to save your company thousands of dollars by eliminating the need to transport your project to a third party coating facility.

Our Industry Leading Quality Control & Testing Process

When you receive a custom fabricated product from T BAILEY INC. you can have confidence that our delivery will fully meet the demands of your job site. We never ship a product unless it is able to successfully pass our rigorous and comprehensive testing process.

Our quality control,testing processes, and weldment treatment includes:

  • Visual inspection and step by step monitoring of all processes to ensure the best possible quality
  • Radiographic Testing (RT)
  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
  • Dye Penetrant Testing (PT)
  • Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
  • Heat treating and stress relieving
  • Hardness Testing
  • Impact Testing
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)
  • Leak Testing
  • Hydrostatic Testing, up to 2,500 psig
  • Soluble Salt Testing
  • Full blast and lining profile measuring
  • Dry film thickness testing
  • Adhesion Testing
  • Lining continuity (holiday) testing

T BAILEY INC.’s quality control and testing division is led by a AWS Certified Welding Inspector and CWB Certified Welding Supervisor, who ensures that each product is fabricated to code and passes our testing procedures.

Shipping Options For Custom Steel Fabrication

Another financial benefit of working with T BAILEY INC. is that we offer three shipping options to choose from when it’s time to receive your custom fabricated product. Our state-of-the-art facilities are a short 5 miles from the Anacortes deep-water port, 7 miles from our very own rail spur, and just 10 miles from an international interstate.

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Your shipping options are:

  • Barge: if your job site is located in Hawaii or Alaska, we can deliver your custom fabrication via barge or steamship.
  • Truck: we offer our in-house truck drivers for local job sites. For oversized loads or farther distances, we work with trusted third-party trucking companies.
  • Rail: we have access to a rail spur that allows us to ship custom fabrications throughout the United States and Canada.

We will help you choose the best shipping option for your budget and project.


Breasting Dolphin Caps

Breasting dolphin caps are integral in protecting a dock or pier from the kinetic energies of a moored ship. Here at T BAILEY INC. we are proud to fabricate the highest quality dolphin caps in the Northwest. Our dolphin cap fabrication capabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Thickness: ¼” to 2” thick.
  • Length: 10’ to 30’ long.
  • Design services: We do not offer design services for dolphin caps, but are happy to give you consultative feedback on your design.

Because dolphin caps are so vital to the longevity of a dock or pier, we work closely with your engineers to ensure that our design process produces dolphin caps that meet the demands of your project and exceed your expectations. The dolphin cap fabrication process typically flows in this order:

  1. Our skilled professionals cut and etch the steel plate.
  2. If required, the material is formed.
  3. Our trained professionals use state-of-the-art welding processes, including submerged arc welding, to attach and weld sections together.
  4. Our industrial coatings division blasts and coats the dolphin cap to ensure maximum protection from the harsh environment of the ocean.
  5. Lastly, the completed dolphin caps are subjected to intensive testing and quality control before shipment to the job site.

Steel Catwalks & Bridges For The Marine Industry

The steel catwalks and industrial bridges fabricated here at T BAILEY INC. are able to withstand the harsh environments and heavy loads of the marine industry. We can fabricate catwalks and bridges of any size, with the structural strength to drive a semi truck across.

T BAILEY INC.’s catwalk and bridge capabilities and are extremely customizable and conform to the demands of your project — our fabrication process does as well, though it usually occurs in these steps:

  1. Cut and etch the steel for the catwalk or bridge.
  2. Roll or form plate to project requirements.
  3. State-of-the-art welding — our in-house SNT-TC-1A Level III inspector ensuring that welds are completed to specification.
  4. Blasting and coating to protect your catwalk or bridge from the harsh environments of the marine industry.
  5. Lastly, the final product must successfully pass our industry leading quality control and testing process before shipment to the job site.

Steel Fender Systems

Pier fenders absorb the impact of berthing vessels and protect both the pier and vessel from impact damage. Here at T BAILEY INC., we fabricate powerful steel fenders that will help protect your dock or pier for decades to come. In terms of capabilities, we can fabricate fenders of any size.

Because each fender system is unique, we customize the marine fabrication process to meet the requirements of your order. The basic steps in fender fabrication are:

  1. Our trained professionals cut and etch the steel plate.
  2. Form the plate, if required, and weld seams.
  3. Pass the fender through our industrial coatings division for state-of-the-art blasting and coating.
  4. Subject the completed product to rigorous testing and quality control.
  5. Ship to the job site.

Shipping Options For Marine Fabrication Products

A benefit of working with T BAILEY INC. is that you have three shipping options to choose from when deciding how to get your marine industry product to the job site. Our Anacortes facilities are located just 5 miles from a deep-water port, 10 miles from an international interstate, and a short 7 miles from our rail spur.

Our shipping options are:

  • Truck: we offer our in-house truck drivers for local job sites. For oversized loads or farther distances, we work with trusted third-party trucking companies.
  • Rail: we have access to a rail spur that allows us to ship throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Barge: if you are located in Hawaii or Alaska, we can deliver your product with barge or steamship.

We will help you select the ideal shipping option for your budget and project by providing you with a detailed cost analysis for each of our three options.

What can we do for you?

Through experience, innovation, and planning, T BAILEY, INC. delivers each project on budget, with unmatchable quality, and precise timing. Contact us and see how we can help you complete your project.



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