North Shore Ballast Concrete Works was founded in 1984. Owner Andrew Marshall started the business when he noticed that the need for ballast lobster traps had an empty niche to fill in Pictou. The town boasts a large community of fishermen who in the past had to travel great distances for quality ballast traps. Andrew makes all the ballasts and concrete products locally on-site. With over 28 years in the business, his skills are well known throughout the community of Pictou.