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Vigor is a values-driven, diversified industrial business operating in seven locations with approximately 2,300 people in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. In early 2018, Vigor leadership began a recapitalization process to replace its existing investor capital with new long term capital with global reach. The goal was to find a partner aligned with our cultural values and a long term interest in strengthening and growing Vigor. We found that partner in 2019 with the acquisition of Vigor by The Carlyle Group and Stellex Capital Management. Their demonstrated history of performance executing strategies that drive growth and operational performance was the perfect fit to take Vigor into a more robust future.

Our core services are:

  • Ship Repair
  • Complex fabrication (commercial, nuclear and aerospace)
  • Marine Fabrication

Vigor is especially interested in such subcontractors who are registered (or are eligible to register) to meet various State and Federal level small business certifications:


  • WOSB – Women owned small business
  • VOSB – Veteran owned small business
  • SDVOSB – service disabled veteran owned business
  • HUBZone – Historically underutilized business zone
  • SDB – Small disadvantaged business


  • DBE – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
  • MBE – Minority Business Enterprise
  • MWBE – Minority/Women Business Enterprise
  • SBE – Small Business Enterprise
  • WBE – Women Business Enterprise
  • VOB – Veteran Owned Business

Vigor Marine Ship Repair company has a recurring need for subcontractors who can provide various services per the list below.

  • Paint/Coatings (internal and/or external areas of ships)
  • Insulation (cold/hot/sound dampening for interior and exterior surfaces, piping)
  • Tanks (Cleaning and flushing)
  • Decking (paint/non-skid/raised panel/etc.)
  • Mechanical (Piping cleaning and flushing, chemical flushing, flexible hoses, valve overhauls, etc.)
  • Non-Destructive Testing (MT, UT, PT, RT)
  • Habitability modifications/upgrades (shipboard joiner work, berthing spaces, food service areas, sanitary and shower spaces, etc.)
  • Electrical (controller/starter repair/refurb, control panel repair/refurb, motor repair/rewind)
  • Fiber Optic Cable (Routing and termination)
  • Videography (ship under-hull videos, aerial videos)
  • Bussing Services (crew transport to/from shipyard)

If you have any questions on the difference between state and federal level small business certifications or how to get more information on becoming a supplier to Vigor please reach out to me.

Phone: (206) 457-9922

Email: luis.lopez@vigor.net


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