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American Shipper

Small shipyards net more than $20 million in grants

Maritime Administration supports capital improvements in more than 20 states.

   The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) on Tuesday awarded more than $20 million in grants to support capital improvements at 29 U.S. small shipyards.
   “These grants are an investment in our country’s small shipyards and will help create good jobs for America’s workers,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
   America’s shipyards support more than 400,000 jobs and contribute more than $37 billion in gross domestic product (GDP) to the nation’s economy, according to MARAD. Small shipyards vary in size, but have less than 1,200 production employees to be eligible for grant awards. 
   “By supporting small shipyards, we are investing in the maritime infrastructure of the country,” said Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby.
   Since 2008, MARAD’s Small Shipyard Grant Program has awarded over $183 million to more than 180 small shipyards. 
   Grants awarded Tuesday went to:
   Catalyst Marine Engineering Inc. in Seward, Alaska, $400,097 to support the purchase of a Mach 500 water jet cutting system.
    Master Boat Builders Inc. in Bayou La Batre, Ala., $1,332,607 for the purchase of a 182-ton capacity crawler, 55-ton mobile crane and a 30-ton rough terrain crane.
   Marine Group Boat Works LLC in Chula Vista, Calif., $392,037 toward the purchase of a CNC plasma table, 125-foot boom lift and a 33,000-pound forklift.
   Patti Marine Enterprise Inc. in Pensacola, Fla., $449,231 to support the purchase of a plasma cutting machine and iron worker.
   Glasstech Corp., Miami, $715,688 for the purchase of a 165-ton marine travelift and a 65-ton vessel transporter.
   Pacific Shipyards International, Honolulu, $731,159 toward the purchase of a spray paint sandblast booth, hydraulic press with tooling, universal valve tester package with console and tooling, and four base plate mounted jibs.
   National Maintenance and Repair Inc. in Hartford, Ill., $217,538 for the purchase of a plasma cutting system.
   James Marine Inc. doing business as Walker Boat Yard of Paducah, Ky., $1,125,000 to support the purchase of an 80-ton rough terrain crane.
   Gravois Aluminum Boats LLC in Jeanerette, La., $451,860 toward the purchase of an 80-ton rough terrain crane and welding equipment.
   Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport LLC in Lockport, La., $521,753 for the purchase of a lathe mill multitask machine and a Python X Robotics CNC plasma cutting structural fabrication system.
   Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. of Salisbury, Md., $492,047 to support the purchase of four extending boom forklifts, a mobile crane and construction of larger mobile launching ways.
   Washburn & Doughty Associates Inc. in West Boothbay, Maine, $618,750 toward the purchase of robotic welding machines and a CNC lathe.
   Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, $667,028 for the purchase of a water jet cutting machine.
   North Shore Marine Terminal & Logistics Inc. in Escanaba, Mich., $713,468 in support of the modernization, safety and uptime improvements of material cutting and handling equipment.
   SCF Services Inc., St. Louis, $489,917 toward the purchase of a 110-ton crawler crane and employee skills training.
   United States Marine Inc. in Gulfport, Miss., $313,270 for the establishment of a lamination apprentice program and the purchase of a CNC core cutting machine and paint booth.
   Jarrett Bay Boatworks Inc. in Beaufort, N.C., $1 million to support the purchase of a 300-ton marine travelift.
   Bayonne Drydock and Repair Corp. in Bayonne, N.J., $1,081,950 toward the purchase of a CNC plasma table, brake press, plate roll, welding machines, iron worker, graving dock upgrades and hydroblast equipment.
   Dorchester Shipyard Inc. in Dorchester, N.J., $232,585 for the purchase of two electric air compressor systems and electrical upgrades in the shipyard.
   Ironhead Marine Inc. in Toledo, Ohio, $768,500 to support the purchase of a 150-ton off-road crane.
   Sause Bros. Inc. dba Southern Oregon Marine Inc. in Coos Bay, Ore., $642,329 toward the purchase of a mobile rough terrain crane, air compressors and a self-contained fabricated paint management system.
   Metal Trades Inc. in Hollywood, S.C., $520,167 for the purchase of a kinetic heavy duty cutting and drilling machine.
   Gulf Copper Dry Dock & Rig Repair in Galveston, Texas, $1,296,820 to support the construction of a 4,500-ton dry dock.
   Glendale Boat Works Inc. in Channelview, Texas, $1,064,654 for the purchase of a 400-ton marine travelift.
   Marine Hydraulics International Inc. in Norfolk, Va., $505,617 toward the purchase of ten forklifts.
   Snow and Company Inc., Seattle, $67,511 to support the purchase of a Scotchman iron worker, Preston Eastin two-axis weld positioner, engraving machine and four new welding machines.
   Ice Floe LLC dba Nichols Brother Boat Builders in Freeland, Wash., $1,312,500 for the purchase of a 250-ton lattice boom crawler crane.
   Fincantieri Marine Group LLC dba Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., $1,401,061 toward the purchase and installation of four 50-ton overhead cranes.
   Fraser Shipyard Inc. in Superior, Wis., $500,738 to support the purchase of two self-propelled modular transporters and a high capacity forklift.

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