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SALUTING A DIFFERENT KIND OF CONSTRUCTION: Marinette Marine Awarded $800 Million Navy Contract to Build New Frigate

April 30th, 2020 | Published by NEWCA

Fox 11 News reports that Fincantieri Marinette Marine beat out four other companies and has been awarded a new contract to build the latest edition naval frigate. If all options are exercised, the contract could have a total value of $5.5 billion.

The new project is expected to create more than 5,000 direct and indirect jobs within the local workforce.

From the story:

"This is great news, not only for the folks at Marinette Marine, but for the entire Marinette community and state economy,” said Gov. Tony Evers. “This expansion will allow Marinette Marine to continue to support thousands of family-supporting jobs and grow our workforce in northeast Wisconsin. I’m proud of the work that was done at the local, state, and federal levels to make this happen, and look forward to Marinette Marine being part of the Wisconsin family for generations to come.”

Rep. Mike Gallagher said in part, "I am proud to support this shipyard as a member of the Armed Services Committee, and will always do so as long as I'm in Congress. The FFG (X) will be on the frontlines of freedom, protecting our interests in contested seas, and ensuring freedom of navigation. This is a reminder that Northeast Wisconsin always answers the call to serve the country, and that the true strength of this country is found in communities just like ours.”

You can read the rest of the story here.

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