U.S. Marine Corps awards 42-boat contract to Aluminum Chambered Boats

(BELLINGHAM, WASH. – JULY 25,2008) — Aluminum Chambered Boats has been awarded a $12.8 million contract from the United States Marine Corps to build 42 MKIII Bridge Erection Boats (BEB). Production for this series starts immediately, with anticipated delivery of the first five boats in December 2008, and completion of the project by July 2009. BEBs are an integral part of Marine Corps engineering operations worldwide. This includes building floating bridges for manpower deployment, disaster relief and other life saving essentials in emergency situations.

Jim Moore, President/COO said, “As ACB’s new president, it is encouraging to have a substantial contract such as this awarded during such challenging times in the marine industry. It speaks very highly to the quality of our people and our product. Our current backlog and future growth opportunities are significant.”

ACB completed delivery of an initial contract for 66 BEBs to the Marine Corps in 2007.

“Follow-on awards are gratifying and proves we have satisfied yet another customer,” Founder/CEO, Larry Wieber said. Wieber also acknowledged the dedicated work of the Washington delegation, Congressman Rick Larsen, and Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell for their on-going support helping Washington state create new jobs and sustain its economic growth.

By Professional Mariner Staff