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U.S. Maritime Administration gives $20 million to American shipyards

Staff Writer |
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) is to give more than $20 million in federal grants to provide support for capital and related improvements in small shipyards and training projects for workers in the shipbuilding industry throughout the United States.

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The grants, provided through the Small Shipyard Grant Program, help eligible shipyards modernize operations, improve efficiency and reap the benefits of increased productivity by investing in emerging technologies and a highly skilled workforce.

It has created more than 400,000 family-waged jobs and more than $37 billion in U.S. GDP.

The following SCA member yards were awarded a combined $5,347,274 through the Small Shipyard Grant Program:

- Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport LLC in Lockport, LA

- Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. of Salisbury, MD

- Fincantieri Marine Group LLC dba Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, WI

- Gravois Aluminum Boats, LLC in Jeanerette, LA

- Marine Hydraulics International, Inc. in Norfolk, VA

- Master Boat Builders, Inc. in Bayou La Batre, AL

- Sause Bros. Inc. dba Southern Oregon Marine, Inc. in Coos Bay, OR.

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