News & Press Archive - 2015

Vigor values in the news

Oregon Business Magazine shines a light on the Vigor values and the rebranding of today’s industrial workplace … and worker. Read More »

Kvichak's Ever-Evolving Rapid Response Skimmer

The Kvichak Rapid Response Skimmer's primary mission is the removal of oils from the water surface in harbors and protected waters. Best known for its use by the U.S. Navy, it is increasingly being put into service in a variety of marine spill scenarios.  Read More »

A Bigger Vigor

In March 2015, Vigor Industrial and Kvichak Marine Industries announced the companies were merging to unite their strengths in ship and boat building. The merger was featured in an article in the April 2015 issue of WorkBoat. Read More »

Vigor begins new era in cruise ship repair

On March 3, Vigor will begin a new era in cruise ship repair on Swan Island with the arrival of the 2,300 passenger Norwegian Star, owned by Norwegian Cruise Line. Recently, Dave Byers, vice president of ship repair in Portland, discussed the project with Marine Log. Read More »

Taming the Arctic: One Ferry at a Time

Vigor Alaska is building two Day Boat Alaska Class Ferries for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS), which marks the first time that ferries for the state of Alaska are being built in Alaska.  The ferries were featured in an article in the January 2015 issue of MarineNews. Read More »