Continued high water levels on Lake Michigan are keeping companies that install piers and repair shoreline very busy. Some say erosion control work is causing some firms to delay pier installation. Jerry Engelbert, co-owner of Pier and Waterfront Solutions of Sturgeon Bay, says in some cases piers have also had to be put up in different locations from previous years.
Engelbert says he's also hired additional employees to keep up with demand. That's been a challenge because pier and shoreline work requires specialized skill sets.