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Ingalls Shipbuilding Celebrates Apprentice Graduation
By George Blackwell, MarineLink.com Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) informs that it has held a graduation ceremony for graduates of Ingalls Shipbuilding's Apprentice School. The ceremony, held at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention Center, celebrated the accomplishments of 72 students representing various crafts at Ingalls. Read More...
HOUSE GOP MAJORITY BOUNCES DEM TRY TO AID LOW-WAGE WORKERS; LAWMAKERS OK BUY AMERICA LANGUAGE, REPORTERS' SHIELD MEASURE
            WASHINGTON (PAI)--By a 196-211 margin, the GOP majority in the U.S. House rejected a Democratic attempt to aid low-wage workers.  All 186 voting House Democrats and 10 Republicans favored the move, which would have barred federal contracts to firms that violate minimum-wage and overtime-pay laws. Read More...
Owner of Avondale Shipyard acquires energy company UniversalPegasus

By Jed Lipinski, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on June 02, 2014 at 4:28 PM, updated June 02, 2014 at 4:37 PM

In what may be a good sign for Avondale Shipyard, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that is has acquired UniversalPegasus International Holdings, a Houston company that provides engineering and project management services to the energy sector.

The news comes shortly after Huntington Ingalls, a shipbuilder based in Newport News, Va., agreed to conduct a six-month study with Kinder Morgan Energy Partners to determine a new use for the struggling shipyard, whose workforce has been reduced to less than 500 from around 5,000 in 2010. Keep Reading >

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Making headway with America's maritime industry; U.S. shipping is key to domestic prosperity and security
BYLINE: By Duncan Hunter and Steve Scalise Those searching for signs of hope in the U.S. economy need look no further than an industry too often taken for granted - the American maritime industry. In the midst of a renaissance that is creating jobs and leading an American economic recovery, the men and women who work on U.S. vessels and in U.S. Read More...
 
 
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