Customer Testimonials

Our commitment to the quality of our work and the satisfaction of our customer has greatly contributed to the success of our company.

Lower Monumental Dam Gate Replacement, Vancouver, Washington

Lower Monumental Dam Gate Replacement TestimonialOn December 9, 2009, Thompson Metal Fab, Inc. (TMF) was awarded a contract to fabricate a replacement gate for the Lower Monumental Dam Downstream Navigation Lock for the US Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Walla Walla District. The dimensions of the fully completed gate are 88’-10” wide, 16’-0” deep and 84’-2” high and it weighs 1,482,000 pounds. Due to the large size of this gate, the COE required the gate to be fabricated with a minimum of three separate sections and sent to the jobsite in sections to be assembled together on site.

TMF fabricated the gate in three sections which entailed a “Bottom Section”, “Middle Section”, and “Top Section”. Each section was 88’-10” wide, 16’-0” deep with the Bottom Section 29’-8” high, the Middle Section 23’-0” high and the Top Section 31’-6” high. The Bottom Section weighed 550,000 pounds, the Middle Section weighed 392,000 pounds and the Top Section weighed 540,000 pounds.

Due to the enormous size and complexity of each gate section, it was necessary for TMF to subcontract the moving of these large sections from inside of the shop to an outside assembly area south of our shop. At the assembly area, the three gate sections were mated together and dimensionally checked to make sure the gate was fabricated within the dimensional tolerances allowed by the COE.

On September 28, 2010, TMF subcontracted the moving of the gate sections to Northwest Structural Moving (NWSM). As an addition to their subcontract, TMF asked NWSM to set up bunks inside of the shop, under the fabricated gate sections, jack up each gate section and remove the existing stands that the gates were fabricated on so we could paint those areas. This work was done safely, timely and with precision. All three gate sections required this step inside of our shop prior to moving the sections outside.

On October 6, 2010, October 11, 2010 and November 3, 2010, NWSM moved the Bottom, Middle and Top Sections from our shop to the yard. Each move was well planned and each employee of NWSM was well informed of their duties during the moves. Each section was moved without incident and each move went as planned. Once the Bottom Section was moved out and set onto supports, the Middle Section had to be placed to within 1/16” of level and 1/16” of square to the Bottom Section. With the expertise and the sophisticated equipment used by NWSM, that task was performed without any problems. The same process was done when mating the Top Section to the Middle Section, all with no problems.

Northwest Structural Moving has state of the art equipment and a highly trained team of employees. The success of this project was based upon the final dimensions taken after the sections were mated together in our yard. With the sections being set within such tight tolerances, it made this project a success. TMF will not hesitate to use NWSM on future projects and highly recommends them to others. My hat is off to Keith Settle and his team for a job well done.

Dave Williams, Senior Project Manager
Thompson Metal Fab, Inc.


Structure Relocation, Gold Beach, Oregon

When it comes to moving my home, it’s more important than ever to choose a company with the expertise to maximize a safe move. You have that type of company. I recognize your company offers quality one can see and other qualities and values one cannot see such as being absolutely sensitive to my needs and concerns by carefully listening and paying attention to the smallest detail. Coupling my trust in your excellent team, I felt your team always focused on putting all of their experience and knowledge to best use insuring a safe and successful move.

Your disciplined team worked together as problem solvers sharing insights and knowledge, getting the task handled. I admired their hard work, sometimes under some rather difficult circumstances. Always their attitude was positive.

Thank you again for helping our family relocate our home. Feel free to use my name as a reference.

Joe Winston, Homeowner


Chapel Relocation, Fort Lewis, Washington

Thanks to you Chapel Relocation at Fort Lewis Testimonialand your crew for the great job during the relocation of the former Chapel building at Fort Lewis. Your company is one of the best organizations that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Each of your employees deserves a tremendous amount of credit for the professional and safe manner in which they perform their work.

Throughout the course of this project, I was continually impressed with the effort and expertise that Northwest Structural Moving applied to every aspect of the project. Our client, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has also asked that I commend Northwest Structural Moving on the fantastic work that you have provided.

Thanks again and I look forward to working with you in the future.

Jeremy Mickey, Project Manager
MCS Environmental, Inc.


The Heritage Center Relocation, Tualatin, Oregon

The Tualatin Historical Tualatin Heritage Center Relocation Move TestimonialSociety would like to express our appreciation to you for the excellent manner in which you conducted the move of The Heritage Center.

Many of our group, as well as neighbors, observed the event with excitement. This was a cause we had been working on for two years so to finally have it happen was quite an achievement for our organization.

You conducted the whole operation very professionally and we were all impressed with your organization.

Thank you again.

Norman Parker, Chairperson
Tualatin Historical Society


Multiple Structure Relocation, Beaverton, Oregon

Russ Auto Group recently had the opportunity to work with NW Structural Moving in the removal of two homes on one of our properties.

After talking with several different companies and reviewing bids, we chose NW Structural Moving because we felt confident in their services. They were very thorough in the evaluation process, and spent a fair amount of time measuring the homes in question. The owner, Keith Settle, was quick to respond to any and all of our phone calls.

The work was completed in a very timely manner with no interruptions to our regular work schedule. It was amazing to see the progress his crew made each day.

We are very satisfied with the work they did for us and would not hesitate to work with them again in the future. Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

Russell Humberston, General Manager
Russ Auto Group


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