Commercial Marine Hatches, Deck Fittings and Doors

Contact info 

Toll Free (800) 455-3917
Receptionist – ext 250
Accounts Payable/Receivable – Option 2
Shipping and Receiving – ext 250

FAX: (206) 632-2441

For a specific Individual: 
Follow phone tree prompts 
or call Receptionist, ext 250

General Sales Inquiries  
Sales Agents:
      Ryan Clinkenbeard     Ext 212 - Sales
            Alex Smith  Ext 223  - General Manager 

The Baier Marine team:
           Brian Smith, President ;
           Ryan Clinkenbeard, Sales Mgr;
           Alex Smith, General Mgr.

Baier Marine
2920 Airway Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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History of the Baier Company

Baier Hatch Company, Inc. was established in 1947 when Ludwig S. Baier was designing and building boats for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Ludwig Baier described his rich history within the marine industry in 'Memoirs of a Shipbuilder' and the following excerpt tells how Baier Hatch Company began:

'When I designed an 80' dragger built during WWII, I wanted to be able to load the catch after it had been stored on deck, directly into a compartment in the refrigerated hold. Nowhere could I find a suitable scuttle that could be relied upon to be watertight, quick to open and close, so I devised one. They worked so satisfactorily that I then had patterns made so castings could be produced. This led to improvements in design, oval and hinged in various sizes and materials ... '

Thus, the company was born. In April of 1995, Baier Hatch Co., Inc. was purchased by Dennis Kerber and Greg Armfield, co-owners of Schuyler Rubber Co., Inc. a manufacturer of marine fendering systems. As a result, a manufacturing warehouse was built in Woodinville, Washington.

Both companies, Schuyler Rubber and Baier Hatch, prospered and grew over the years. Then in 2007, Dennis and Greg offered Baier for sale to Costa Mesa, California-based Universal Motion Components (UMC). This was a natural move, since UMC had been physically manufacturing many of the hatches for several years prior to the acquisition. UMC subsequently combined their existing marine line of deck fittings and doors with the Baier Hatch line and renamed the new entity Baier Marine. Sales offices were relocated from Woodinville to Seattle’s North Lake Union district, and Operations were then consolidated in Costa Mesa, along with Engineering and Finance.

Today, just as in 1947, Baier Marine continues to manufacture high quality watertight steel, aluminum and stainless steel hatches. Baier and its employees remain committed to product excellence and first-rate customer service.