(WASHINGTON) — Fincantieri Marinette Marine was honored for its exemplary safety record by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) at a ceremony during its annual meeting Thursday.
The Shipbuilders Council of America, the national association for the shipyard industry, presented Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s President and CEO Jan Allman with the 2018 SCA Excellence in Safety Award, as well as the SCA’s Improvement in Safety Award. Nineteen other member shipyards received additional awards in various categories this year.
Fincantieri Marinette Marine is part of the Fincantieri Marine Group, which oversees three interconnected Wisconsin shipyards in the Great Lakes, which is considered a shipbuilding and sustainment center of excellence in the Midwest.
“Safety is one of our key values,” said Allman. “Safety is important in every aspect of what we do, and we continue to improve on an already exemplary safety record. These awards are something each member of our team should be proud of.”
Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s portfolio includes the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship, the improved Navy Lighterage System, mine countermeasure vessels and ocean tugs, as well as U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers, buoy tenders and response vessels.
SCA President Matthew Paxton offered that companies like Fincantieri Marinette Marine are “leaders in their commitment to protecting the health and safety of their workers. The men and women of our industry are devoted to building, repairing, designing, and maintaining top notch military and commercial vessels to ensure a robust domestic shipyard industrial base and the legacy of superior shipbuilding.”
The awards were presented during the SCA annual meeting in Washington, D.C., during which nearly 100 participants gathered to discuss the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry and to raise awareness among elected official about the industry’s critical role in national and economic security.