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SCA honors U.S. Senator Susan Collins

Photo: United States Senate Special Committee on Aging

Laxman Pai

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) honored U.S. Senator Susan Collins as a 2019 recipient of SCA's prestigious Maritime Leadership Award.

The national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry said that as recipient of the Maritime Leadership Award, Sen. Collins is recognized as an exemplary leader in Congress who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and support of the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry.

Overall the American maritime industry, including shipbuilding and repair, creates more than 650,000 jobs nationwide, and contributes more than $150 billion annually to the nation's economy, according to a recent economic study by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Transportation Institute.

In Maine, the American domestic maritime industry adds $208.4 million annually to the Maine economy, as well as $725.5 million in worker income.

"America's shipyard industry is vital to our national and economic security, and I am proud to represent a state with a longstanding shipbuilding tradition," said Sen. Collins.

"The thousands of hardworking employees at Bath Iron Works and other shipyards demonstrate their commitment to excellence in every ship they build, and I am committed to supporting them by securing the resources needed to grow and maintain our fleet. As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for shipbuilding and acquisition policies to keep the United States Navy pre-eminent, our shipyards strong, and our skilled workers building the best ships in the world. I am grateful for this recognition and for the Council's efforts to advance America's shipbuilding industry," she added.

May 22, 2019

 

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