WHAT WE DO BEST
As one of the largest machine shops on the west coast, we are the heavy fabrication, machine, and rebuild facility for many industries in the regional area. We do the difficult work that others can't.
ODD OR INTRICATE JOBS?
No problem - We can help! We do extensive work in many companies including, OEM of pump manufactures, machine tool manufactures, steel mills, agricultural equipment, and many others. Peninsula works with owners, managers and plant engineering to provide engineered solutions to complex mechanical machinery. PIW has gained experience and a wealth of knowledge from working in this cross section of industries. With our 50-ton crane capacity and our three facilities, PIW is virtually unlimited in the scope of equipment
ON TIME & VALUE
We provide our clients with timely delivery and competitive pricing.
JOBS DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME
We conform to rigid quality standards and TQM management principles, addressing ISO 9000 classifications to ensure that our jobs are completed correctly - not the second time, not the third, but the first.
We offer on-site engineering to increase the time between shuts and decrease the cost of equipment maintenance. This service is fueled by our years of experience in equipment repair and modification.
Founded in 1917, Peninsula Iron Works (PIW) began as a combination foundry, blacksmith and machine shop, servicing the wood products industry in Portland, Oregon. During WWI, Peninsula Iron Works produced tail shafts, rudders, stern tubes and steering gears for the wooden cargo ships built to assist Great Britain. After WWI, Peninsula Iron Works returned to supporting the timber industry with sawmill carriages, lumber handling equipment and a popular portable dragsaw. The also manufactured the first chain saw.
During WWII, Peninsula Iron Works joined other local industries in working around the clock to supply goods and services for the war effort. Peninsula Iron Works produced nearly 1.5 million hand grenade casings in a 2 ½ year period. Following the end of WWII, the company refocused on the timber industry manufacturing veneer hogs, dual belt and wide belt sanders and Peninsula Scissor Lifts.