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April 2, 2012

Merkley Kicks-Off “Made In Oregon” Manufacturing Tour at Vigor Industrial

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today kicked off a two week tour of Oregon manufacturing facilities with a tour of Vigor Industrial and a roundtable discussion with Portland area manufacturing businesses.

March 29, 2012

Legislators weld a bright future for Washington ferries

Holding welding torches and wearing safety helmets, the chairs of the Washington State Senate and House transportation committees struck the first ceremonial welds today as the keel of Washington’s new 144-car ferry was laid in place at Vigor Industrial’s Harbor Island shipyard.

March 23, 2012

Construction begins on next-generation ferry

The first arc welds on the keel of Washington’s new 144-car ferry will be made later this month by the leaders of the state Legislature transportation committees, Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen of Camano Island and Rep. Judy Clibborn of Mercer Island.

Alaska Ship & Drydock

February 29, 2012

Alaska Approves Vigor Industrial Purchase of Alaska Ship & Drydock

The new and expanded future for shipbuilding, ship repair and maritime jobs in Alaska starts today, following state approval for Vigor Industrial to assume Alaska Ship & Drydock (ASD) private/public partnership leases to operate the Ketchikan Shipyard.

February 12, 2012

Ketchikan Daily News Welcomes Vigor to Alaska

Editorial (February 11- 12, 2012)

WorkBoat Magazine: 2011 Significant Boats

December 15, 2011

2011 Significant Boats

Chetzemoka, Salish, & Kennewick.

Senate Hearing

December 5, 2011

American shipyards urge Congress to protect U.S. Arctic security by returning 'perfectly sound and capable' icebreakers to active service

The Polar Sea heavy icebreaker that the U.S. Coast Guard plans to mothball is in excellent condition and could be returned to active service in two years, giving the government a decade or more to search for longer-term solutions, a representative of America's shipyards told Congress last week.