• North Coast Fabricators: NCF is a highly motivated, hard working company that prides itself on quality work in a safe environment, providing great customer service.

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  • Steel Fabrication: The NCF shop employs highly skilled, experienced fabricators with the ability to execute complicated projects of high quality in a timely manner.

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  • Hauling, Cranes and Equipment rental: NCF has trucks with a variety of trailers for your hauling needs. We also have cranes and heavy equipment for use, with certified operators who are fully insured.

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  • Regulated Public Utility: NCF excels on projects or at work-sites for which there is regulatory scrutiny and public interest.

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Our Services

NCF’s core competencies are in the following highly-regulated markets:

  • General construction
  • Steel fabrication
  • Environmental restoration
  • Hazardous and radioactive materials transportation
  • Demolition
  • Crane services, lifting and rigging


As a company we have been heavily involved in the decommissioning of the Humboldt Bay Power Plant (HBPP) and as a result of that have successfully participated in a varied spectrum of projects ranging from cold and dark implementation, site construction projects, D&D operations, spent fuel packaging and reactor segmentation support, to fabrication of special tooling.  Additionally, North Coast Fabricators has supplied fabricated equipment for the Unit 2 RPV head replacement project for San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS.)  The equipment included CEDM storage racks and the reactor head base plate and top cap used to contain and shield the head being replaced.  There has been industry issues in the past involving this particular style of RPV head but our company fabricated a base plate and cap that fit perfectly when applied to the reactor head being replaced, requiring zero modifications, on time and on budget.


Recent Activity

NCF's new loader, ready to go to work at the Soil Separator

 SPOTLIGHT PROJECT: Reactor Head Shipping Package for San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).
Photo: Loading bottom plate for shippingPhoto: Manipulating top cap

Experience Modification

NCF is proud of our Health and Safety Program and the safe workplace results that we have achieved. Our Occupational Safety Health Administration experience modification is .78


NCF’s safe and successful experience starts with hiring the best employees available and then insuring that they are properly trained to perform their jobs. NCF’s extensive training program ensures that its employees are trained pursuant to both NCF and its customers’ requirements, and that all training remains current.

Diversity Contractor

North Coast Fabricators is a certified “Women Owned Business” that can provide goods and services to the nuclear industry, both within the continental United States and internationally.  We are headquartered in Arcata, California, seven road miles from the only deep water port between the San Francisco Bay Area and Coos Bay, Oregon.  We have a dedicated staff of qualified fabricators, welders and other production and management personnel who are able to complete projects from the simple to the sophisticated in nature.

NCF is certified by the Supplier Clearinghouse of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as a "Diversity Contractor" in accordance with General Order 156 and Assembly Bill 3678. Owner, Paula Crowley, operates within the state of California under the General Contractor's License #883082.

Pursuant to California Law and regulations, public utilities within the state are required to promote the recruitment and commercial utilization of contractors certified to be Diverse. Specific procurement contracting goals are established, mandated and closely monitored by the CPUC. There are tangible consequences for failing to meet and benefits for meeting the CPUC mandated contracting requirements.

Mobile / Field Work










NCF offers mobile services that include up to 25 certified field technicians with fully equipped trucks that are available with all types of fabrication, construction and demolition qualifications.