On Monday, May 20, 2013 Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) of Fincantieri Marine Group, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the company’s newest facility, and to mark the completion of Fincantieri’s $73million investment in the shipyard. Chuck Goddard, President and CEO of Marinette Marine, welcomed employees, Navy and Coast Guard representatives, government officials, and local community members to today’s event. “With new facilities, computer-controlled manufacturing equipment, the best engineering minds in the business, and the industry’s finest master craftsmen, MMC is uniquely positioned to meet the industry’s challenges of today...and tomorrow.”
Since 2009, MMC has doubled it’s indoor production space and increased its workforce by 60 percent, for a total of 1400 employees. The shipyard, with purpose designed facilities, has utilized superior engineering and cutting edge technology to maximize production efficiency and minimize energy consumption. During the ceremony, WPS and Focus on Energy presented MMC with a check to acknowledge the company’s work towards energy efficiency. President of WPS, Chuck Cloninger, stated: “WPS is happy to recognize MMC’s energy saving initiatives. Not only does this help our environment, but it lowers the cost of shipbuilding for Marinette Marine, the US Navy, and the US taxpayer.”
For more information, please download the press release by Marinette Marine.
WPS (Wisconsin Public Service)