Pacific Marine Construction of Campbell River, B.C. specializes in building floating concrete platforms.
Pacific Marine Construction Pacific Marine Construction of Campbell River, B.C. specializes in building floating concrete platforms.

This company in western Canada builds floating concrete platforms and is expanding into highly specialized aquaculture barges designed to support west coast fish farming.

"My father was a carpenter and he once built a floating cabin that was destroyed in a storm," says Pacific Marine owner Cory Handyside. "He decided he was going to rebuild using concrete and Styrofoam. He did the basic buoyancy calculations for weight and displacement and built his first concrete float on the back of a semi near Nootka Sound. He then backed down to the boat launch and it floated right out to where he thought it should float."

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