Vigor, MHI Facilities One-Third of Locations Recognized for Safety by Shipbuilders Council

Titan companies receive seven total safety awards

May 31, 2022

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) recognized four Vigor work locations -- Ketchikan, Vancouver, Swan Island and Hawaii -- for safety performance in 2021.

Vigor completed USS William P. Lawrence (DDG) ahead of schedule in early 2022, returning it to service and keeping our skilled workforce safe every day. 

The team in Hawaii was honored twice, with the "Significance in Safety Achievement" Award and the "Excellence in Safety" Award, while the other three locations all received the "Excellence in Safety Award." Hawaii was one of just four facilities nationwide to win the "Significance in Safety Achievement" Award. Together MHI Ship Repair & Services, the Titan company facilities were 1/3 of all those recognized this year.

"This recognition is a testament to the incredible effort of our skilled workers to be safe every day," said CEO Jim Marcotuli. "Our top priority is ensuring each person who comes to one of our work sites leaves the same way they arrived, by anticipating and preventing hazards. Seeing the awards across the Titan family of companies underscores our commitment to doing the right thing every time."

SCA honors shipbuilding and repair organizations with the “Excellence in Safety” Award and “Improvement in Safety” Award each year for enhancement of operations and promotion of safety and accident prevention. The “Significance in Safety Achievement” Award is dedicated to shipyards that have had zero fatalities and a total recordable incident rate (TRIR) under 1.0. Vigor's efforts toward continuous improvement on safety embody our Vigor values of Truth, Responsibility, Evolution and Love. By working safe, Vigor employees are taking care of each other and ensuring no one gets hurt or is unable to work.

“Our skilled employees can be proud of setting an industry standard on safety, and doing so while achieving great success at completing large, complex projects ahead of schedule in Hawaii," said Adam Beck, EVP of Ship Repair. "Vigor’s Love value - which notes that we care about the people we work with and the world we live in - demands we maintain our unwavering commitment to ensuring every person works safely every day."

Significance in Safety Award


Excellence in Safety Award

Swan Island

Improvement in Safety Award




Vigor, a Titan company, is a values-driven, diversified industrial business operating in six locations with 2,300 people in Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. Built around a collection of powerful, unique assets and differentiated capabilities, Vigor excels at specialized shipbuilding, ship repair and handling important, complex projects in support of energy generation, our nation’s infrastructure and national defense. With deep respect for people and the planet, Vigor strives to be a positive, regenerative force for good – environmentally, in the lives of its employees and in the community. Vigor … Industrial Evolution. For more information, visit


A family of bicoastal leaders in ship repair, ship modernization, marine and complex fabrication services, Titan Acquisition Holdings was formed by global investment firm The Carlyle Group and private equity firm Stellex Capital Management following their 2019 acquisition of MHI Holdings and Vigor. Titan is the parent company of Vigor, operating in the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii and Alaska; MHI, based in Norfolk, Virginia; and Continental Maritime of San Diego (CMSD) in California. Notable Titan family customers include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy, Military Sealift Command, Maritime Administration, U.S. Army, local and state ferry systems, and commercial ship owners.

About SCA

Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) members constitute the shipyard industrial base that builds, repairs, maintains and modernizes U.S. Navy ships and craft, U.S. Coast Guard vessels of all sizes, as well as vessels for other U.S. government agencies. In addition, SCA members build, repair and service America's fleet of commercial vessels. The Council represents 40 companies that own and operate over 80 shipyards, with facilities on all three U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes, the inland waterways system, Alaska and Hawaii. SCA also represents 87 partner members that provide goods and services to the shipyard industry. You can learn more by visiting