All Industrial Services Inc. of New Jersey| 190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746
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All Industrial Services Inc. of New Jersey| 190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746
quote@rbaker.com| 732-222-3553|            
190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746 732-222-3553
asset recovery, rigging team with sling and interior demolition

R. Baker and Son All Industrial Services Veteran Owned and Operated

R. Baker and Son All Industrial Services Veteran Owned and Operated

Walter Baker is an accomplished man. As co-founder of R. Baker & Son, he’s been at the helm of the company for 55 years. He recently celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary. And he is a proud veteran. R. Baker & Son’s recent work at the USS Intrepid Museum called to mind some fond memories.

Walter joined the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1954. In 1961, a crisis arose when the border between East and West Berlin was closed, and Walter was called to active duty aboard the USS Remey. A Fletcher-class destroyer, Remey was armed with an arsenal of 5-inch guns, depth charges, torpedos, hedgehogs, and K guns.

As a boiler operator in the engineering group, Walter serviced Remey’s 800-lb boilers. While Fletcher-class destroyers are officially credited with a top speed of 36 knots, Remey could occasionally achieve 45 knots by “lighting off” the boilers’ super-heated steam. Remey’s boilers served a more practical purpose for Walter and his crewmates, as well. Walter remembers cooking hams in the mudrums when inclement weather prevented the kitchens from being used. During one particularly fierce storm, Remey was battered by massive 45-foot waves. “We were iron men in an iron ship”, recalls Walter with a chuckle. “Sometimes, she seemed more like a submarine than a destroyer.”

 

In 1963, USS Remey was decommissioned, and she was berthed in Philadelphia. In 1976, she was sold and broken up for scrap. Walter would occasionally see her when R. Baker & Son worked in the Philly area, and she never failed to evoke proud memories of his service aboard her.

About R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services

R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services is the premier specialized contractor in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.  The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) has been in business since 1935, has over 100 employees, an exemplary safety record (We have been directly involved in four (4) sites that received VPP OSHA Safety Awards) and is financially strong (bonding capabilities over $10 Million).  Capabilities include industrial and commercial demolition, riggingmachinery & plant moving, dismantling, decommissioning, plant and equipment relocation, interior demolition, wrecking, selective demolition , demolition contractors in NJ and warehousing.

Corporate Contact Information

R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services
1 Globe Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: 732-222-3553
Fax: 732-450-0311
Website: http://www.rbaker.com/
For more information visit our website or contact Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM at dkozul@rbaker.com

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