Johnny’s Propeller Shop, the marine industry’s leading propeller repair service since 1963, has expanded its capabilities with the opening of a new six-acre repair and warehouse facility in Amelia, Louisiana.
“Our new Amelia, Louisiana facility demonstrates our long-standing commitment to quality service and customer satisfaction, ” says President Glenn Conrad. “With this investment, Johnny’s Propeller Shop is positioned to remain the marine industry’s leading propeller repair provider for many years to come. We are committed to another 50 years of serving our customers with expert propeller repair, propeller and marine accessories sales, and unmatched service.”
With locations in Amelia and Houma, Louisiana, the company specializes in the repair and reconditioning of used propellers as well as the resizing of new propellers to match the needs of the vessels. Johnny’s Propeller Shop is ABS certified, factory-authorized for some of the biggest names in propeller manufacturing such as Michigan Wheel and HS Marine, and has completed repairs for propellers up to 16 feet in diameter.
Quick Turnaround, Getting Our Customers Back to Work
The new facility includes a 14,100 square-foot repair floor with new technologically advanced tools for repairing stainless steel, bronze, Nibral, Z Drive and controlled pitch propellers. Two ten-ton cranes with wireless controls can be synchronized to provide a combined total lift capacity of 40,000 pounds, and an eave height of 27 feet and hook height of 18 feet on overhead cranes allows access to larger wheels. Other amenities include fume extractors in welding bays, five-ton jib cranes, and 16-foot fans for improved air flow. The Amelia and Houma facilities each have a 400-ton hydraulic press. Johnny’s also owns its own fleet of truck for pick-up and delivery to customers, ensuring the quickest turnaround possible.
“With expanded work space and warehouse inventory, this new facility gives us an even greater advantage over competitors in repairing propellers and getting them back in operation as quickly as possible,” says Ken Conrad, Vice President of Operations.
Serving the Gulf of Mexico, South America and Africa
“While our customer base is strongest along the Gulf Coast from Houston to Mobile, and within the Mississippi River and Intracoastal Waterway marine industry, we also service shipyards around the world. Clients in Africa and South America have put their trust and their propellers in the care of Johnny’s Propeller Shop,” adds Glenn Conrad.