Discovery Channel Alaskan Steel Men Weld Ships in Frigid Waters

Dean in the QMA Workshop.  Photo by  Brad Carper

Dean in the QMA Workshop. Photo by Brad Carper

Alaskan welders show the challenges of working underwater on Friday, August 30th, at 10pm E/P on the Discovery Channel

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Gosh!TV) 8/30/13 – “You name it, we fix it,” says Discover Channel Alaskan Steel Men star Dennis Butts. “No matter how tough you are, Mother Nature is tougher. You make a mistake, people die.”

Dennis Butts and his wife Theresa own Quality Marine of Alaska. They’ve got some of the best welders and pipe fitters in the business. Alaskan Steel Men brings viewers to the harsh environment of Kodiak, Alaska. Go on the job with extreme metal welders who have some of the most dangerous jobs in the world.

Dennis Butts is the boss. Scottie is a perfectionist who can weld anything. Cooper is a former U.S. Marine in Alaska seeking fortune. Dean wants to be a welder but is prone to lighting himself on fire. Jameson is a greenhorn who can’t stay out of trouble. Duke is a diver. Pipe fitter George likes to be six steps ahead of everyone else.

They weld underwater in icy cold seas to stop massive ships and oil barges from sinking. The 3-week series takes a close look at a dangerous, cold world.

Alaskan Steel Men is produced for Discovery Channel by Lizard Trading Company. John Moffet serves as executive producer for Discovery. Liz Bronstein and Harry Lowell are executive producers for Lizard Trading Company. More at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @Discovery.

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