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We Keep America Moving
The barges we build transport our Nation’s vast commodities.
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We Build Barges
The best in the industry – built by the best team in the industry.
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NEW BARGE CONSTRUCTION for US Inland Marine Waterways

Barge Construction

Heartland Fabrication builds new inland barges for sale or lease. These barge types comprise the majority of barges operating on the United States waterways and are manufactured to operate on rivers, canals, sounds, bays, and inland lakes.

See Our Barge Models


  • Open and Covered Hopper Barges
  • Rake or Box Configuration
  • 12′ tp 14′ Hull Depths
  • Custom Coaming Heights
  • Cargo Specific Design Capabilities

Specialty Barge Classes

We can also build the following specialty barges at our facility:

  • Deck Barge
  • Floating Dock Barges
  • Crane Barges
  • Spud Barges


At Heartland Fabrication, LLC, we provide exceptional value and competitive pricing in three main areas: Marine (new barge construction), Metal Processing (including blasting, priming, cutting, and bending), and Coatings (precise painting of large structures). With over $35 million investment in equipment, facilities, and people, we are committed to continuous improvement. Our ever-growing team of over 300 highly skilled employees is a crucial part of our operation – they are the key component of our success.

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MADE IN THE USA – in Brownsville, Pennsylvania

Heartland Fabrication sits on a site in Brownsville with a long history of boat and barge building. Over 130 years ago the first boat business was formed in Brownsville. Today, that legacy is as strong as ever with our modern barge fabrication facility. That heritage means something to Heartland’s team. We are a tight-knit community, we raise families, participate in civic events, and help our neighbors. And we believe in products Made in the USA. Our barges are no exception. American steel, backed by American pride.

Learn about Heartland Fabrication


It is the collaborative efforts of our owners, management, and team members that has earned Heartland Fabrication the outstanding reputation it has in the barge building industry. We are looking for team members who are safety focused, believe in the commitment to excellence, and believe in working together to achieve common goals.

Company Benefits

  • PTO
  • Healthcare Benefits
  • 401K
  • Retention Bonus*
  • Production Quarterly Bonus*
  • Sign-On Bonus*
  • Boot Allowance
  • On-The-Job Training
  • Advancement Available
  • And more!

*Benefit available per qualifications.

Explore Open Positions at Heartland

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Heartland Fabrication:  Keeping America Moving

Keeping America Moving

We build barges in Brownsville, Pennsylvania; it’s what we do. And we have a workforce filled with dedicated employees. Our barges transport commodities up and down the inland river system of the United States. We help move the goods in the safest and most economical way possible – water transport. Learn about what we do, how we do it, and how we’re “Keeping America Moving!”

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