Blank Welding & Blank River Services


For over 43 years Blank Welding has served its customers with quality service and repairs. 

Blank Welding first began in 1975, when owner, Richard Blank, started as a sub-contractor to do barge repairs for Ohio Barge Line, a subsidiary of U.S. Steel.

In 1985, Richard decided to open his own repair facility in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, located at river mile marker 22.3 on the Monongahela River.

In 1995 we expanded with an additional repair facility at mile marker 22.5


We are a full-service fabrication and repair facility offering a wide variety of services.

Sub-Chapter M Inspections

We are prepared to do Sub-Chapter M Annual Inspections. If you need an Inspection done, please call us at your earliest convenience to schedule an appointment.

New Construction

We have the Experience to Design and Construct equipment to your specifications or Utilizing our Design Team using 3D modeling for your pre-approval.

Tow Boat /Tug Boat Repairs and Overhauls

We can do everything from small repairs to complete overhauls to the specifications required and at a fair and competitive cost.

Fabrication Equipment

Done in our 43,000 Sq. Ft. Fabrication Shop.

Barge Repairs

We can do all repairs to the specifications required and at a fair and competitive cost.

Engineering Services

We can create 3D models for your approval by our Engineering team with over 25 years of experience using Solidworks CAD software.

Dredging & River Facility Repairs/Construction

We can handle all of your Dredging and River Construction Projects. 

Crane Services

We offer a wide variety of Crane Services from our fleet of Cranes.

Towing Service

We are equipped to handle your Towing, Tug Service and local shifting requirements.


We also can now do Sub-M Annual Inspections

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