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Benton Strong
Director, Public Affairs

News by Year

March 19, 2024

Vigor Begins DSRA on USS Barry (DDG 52) at Harbor Island

Vigor, a Titan Company, has begun a docking selected restricted availability (DSRA) on Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) at Harbor Island. USS Barry arrived at Harbor Island on February 5, and joins Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) in undergoing service in Seattle. The $209 million contract was awarded to Vigor last year.

March 13, 2024

ASCE: Aquatic habitat restoration in Seattle provides home for salmon

From Civil Engineering Source: "Vigor Shipyards has completed a 3-acre aquatic habitat restoration at its Harbor Island facility in Seattle. The $40 million project reintroduces a vital salmon habitat to an industrial waterfront and will serve as a blueprint for future efforts to boost marine habitats in urban estuaries."

March 12, 2024

Jayson Robinson Named Vice President of Vigor Fabrication

Jayson Robinson has been named Vigor’s Vice President of Fabrication, taking the helm of the complex and marine fabrication divisions with facilities in Clackamas and Portland, Oregon, as well as Vancouver, Washington. Robinson joined Vigor, a Titan company, as the director of quality in 2018 and has been serving as the assistant vice president since last fall. He will assume the responsibility of maintaining and growing Vigor's highly-skilled team and positioning the company in its key end markets, including nuclear, aerospace, infrastructure and marine vessels.

February 23, 2024

Vigor Delivers East Span for New Jersey Transportation’s Portal Bridge Project

Vigor, a Titan Company, has successfully delivered the east span for the ongoing replacement of the New Jersey Transit System’s Portal Bridge. The bridge is scheduled to be finished in 2027 and will have a total of three spans when it is complete. The project will replace the previous Portal Bridge and will carry Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT trains over the Hackensack River as they travel the crucial transportation corridor between Newark, NJ and New York, NY.

December 21, 2023

Vigor Completes Work on USCGC John McCormick

Vigor Alaska, a Titan Company, successfully completed a dry dock and repair work solicitation on U.S. Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick this month, returning it to service ahead of schedule. The $3.65 million contract was awarded in November 2023 and represents the first non-emergent maintenance solicitation awarded to the Ketchikan Shipyard since 2011. USCGC McCormick is homeported at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan, only 3.5 miles from the Ketchikan Shipyard. This was also the first time a vessel of USCGC McCormick's class has been serviced at Ketchikan Shipyard, which is operated by Vigor and owned by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA).

USS Tulsa at Swan Island

November 30, 2023

Vigor Completes DSRA on USS Tulsa at Swan Island

Vigor, a Titan Company, successfully completed a 13-month docking-selected restricted availability (DSRA) on USS Tulsa (LCS 16), returning it to service on-schedule in October. This is the second DSRA that Vigor has completed in 2023, and the third Navy ship repair project that the company has completed this year.

November 2, 2023

Vigor Begins Work on USNS John Lewis

Vigor, a Titan Company, has begun work on a Post-Shakedown Availability (PSA) on USNS John Lewis (T-AO-205), a first-of-its-class U.S. Navy replenishment oiler. The $27.9 million contract will be the first time a shipyard has performed maintenance on the new John Lewis class vessel. The vessel arrived in September and will continue maintenance into 2024.

September 12, 2023

Vigor Begins Work on USCGC John McCormick at Ketchikan Shipyard

The U.S Coast Guard has awarded Vigor Alaska, a Titan company, a contract to perform maintenance and repairs on U.S. Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick at the Ketchikan Shipyard. CGC John McCormick will be the first Coast Guard maintenance solicitation awarded at the Ketchikan Shipyard since 2011. The Fast Response Cutter is stationed at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan, just 3.5 miles from Ketchikan Shipyard, ensuring work on this locally-based vessel supports jobs in Ketchikan’s local economy. Work on the vessel begins this week.

August 15, 2023

Washington State Ferries Press Release: WSF awards contract to convert largest vessels to hybrid-electric power

Washington State Ferries is celebrating a major milestone on its journey to zero emissions by 2050, awarding its first shipyard contract to Vigor for the conversion of up to three Jumbo Mark II-class ferries to hybrid-electric power.

June 27, 2023

Titan Announces Public Affairs Team Changes, Welcomes Frank Collins

Titan, a family of bicoastal leaders in ship repair, ship modernization, marine and complex fabrication services inclusive of Vigor, MHI Holdings and Continental Maritime of San Diego (CSMD), announced Frank Collins will join the company as Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs. Collins will replace long-time Vigor Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Jill Mackie, who has announced her retirement effective the end of June. Additionally, Benton Strong was recently named Director of Public Affairs, responsible for all communications, as well as state and local government affairs across all Titan companies.