Shipyard Awarded Grant Funds
August 15, 2011
Today, $9.98 million in grants were announced to 13 small U.S. shipyards, including the Alaska Ship and Drydock, through the U.S. Maritime Administrations Small Shipyards Grants Program.
USCG Sycamore DryDocking Friday at the Alaska Ship & Drydock
Over 50,000 Americans are employed by small shipyards in the United States, varying in size from family-owned businesses employing a few dozen workers to state-of-the-art facilities with hundreds of employees.
“This money will help train workers and buy new tools and equipment,” said U.S. Maritime Administrator David Matsuda. “Having these essential needs taken care of will help these small shipyards be more productive, efficient, and able to sustain good jobs for American workers well into the future.”
The Ketchikan-based Alaska Ship and Drydock, Inc. was formed in 1994 as a private cooperation performing Shipbuilding & Repair in support of fleets operating in the southeast Alaska Inside Passage, North Pacific and Bering Sea. The Ketchikan Shipyard is operated through a 30 year agreement with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), a State of Alaska Public Corporation, which owns the Ketchikan Shipyard.
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