George M. Irvine Jr. passed away on November 13, 2016 at the age of 89. He was an absolute icon in the Marine Industry. From humble beginnings, he started the marine division of Owens Corning Fiberglass in the late 50’s, and is personally responsible for getting the first production fiberglass boat built by Hatteras Yacht. He went on to become vice president of Hatteras, designing and building the longest production line in the business, still in use today. He was offered the presidency of Chris Craft in the late 1960’s. In 1977 he resigned his position and bought PipeWelders Marine, then a mom and pop company.
Today PipeWelders is an 11 acre facility encompassing PipeWelders, High Seas Technology, P&R Canvas and Billfish Marina known worldwide and created by George. He truly was a remarkable man, loved by many, and most important his employees. He is survived by his two sons Trey and Edison, daughter-in-laws, Katherine, Jill, Tamara, and his five grandchildren, Ian, Whitney, Dierdra, Edison Jr., and Aubry.
PipeWelders Marine has been leading the sport fishing industry for over 60 years in Tuna Towers, Marlin Towers, and Hardtops. Our quality and craftsmanship has built our reputation, and it is backed up by multiple locations and many in-house facilities at yacht manufacturing plants. Our teams of skilled craftsmen have done installations in many locations around the world. Our reputation for excellence is broader than the specific needs of the marine industry. We have executed complex custom fabrications projects spanning a wide range of industries. “Our Limit is Your Imagination”.
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