This just goes to show you that fabricators are a smart, savvy and creative bunch! Check out this story on the Marlin Days at Carolina Custom Towers. Great way to keep up your chops and diversify your income stream.
Fishing for business
September 23, 2009 5:30 AM
By Drew C. Wilson
Successful companies can adapt to a changing market.
Change is exactly what Carolina Custom Towers of Havelock is doing.
The company makes aluminum tuna towers and other products for custom sports fishing and luxury yachts.
“I really enjoy doing the towers, but the way the economy’s been the last couple of years, there just isn’t the work,” owner Tim Daly said from the company’s shop in Havelock’s industrial park.
So five weeks ago Daly and his employees got together and decided to diversify. Fridays have now become marlin days.
That’s when anodized aluminum that would otherwise be made into tuna towers and T-tops is instead fashioned into marlin, tuna and mahi mahi sculptures and wall mounts.
Are YOU doing anything to diversify? Let us know!