By Rhoads completion of a substantial body of work in constructing major ship components for the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Rhoads Maritime Industries has established a solid reputation for quality, just in time delivery, of heavy steel fabrications. At any given time, Rhoads Building 16 at the Navy Yard is host to five hundred tons or more of product in the process of fabrication, both for our prime customer, Aker, and for other local and national customers. Working hand in hand with inspectors of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Rhoads' certified Craftsmen have reliably produced the major structural components of over fourteen ships during the past seven years.


As of December 2010, Rhoads Marine Industries has applied to the US Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command for status as a Master Ship Repair Activity.  If granted, this status will allow Rhoads to perform repair work on US Navy Combat vessels, and will meet the requirements of numerous other DOD and commercial ship repair...

Rhoads Safety Program is focused on targeting zero - achieving ZERO environmental, health and safety incidents.
Navy Yard
Built around the core industrial activity of the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, and supported by a series of supportive Federal, State, and local grants.
Dry Dock 2
Length - 718' 7"
Beam - 79' 6"
Sill Depth – 24' 5"
Floor Depth to MLW 28' 5"
The Philadelphia Navy Yard Enterprise Community is a close association of mostly small business concerns benefitting from the synergy created by the adaptive re-use of this historic military facility.

  • Heavy Steel Assembly & Fabrication

  • Roll Form & Fit Up To 1"

  • Specialty Sheet Metal Fabrication

  • Process Piping Fabrication

  • Multiple Fabrication Facilities

  • Specialty Tools & Equipment

  • Trained Craftsmen

  • Advanced facilities

  • In addition to our stationary production facilities, Rhoads fly-away "Tiger Teams" have assisted our Defense Industry and commercial customers with reliable and agile multi-talented groups of craft personnel in some of the most exotic venues world-wide. Rhoads' personnel are able and prepared for the most challenging assignments anywhere on the face of the planet, whether down-river or across the globe.

    MILSPEC          ABS           ASME