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Benton Strong
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News by Year

May 14, 2012

Vigor Fab delivers covered paper barge to Georgia Pacific

Vigor Fab LLC, a Vigor Industrial subsidiary, is proud to announce the delivery of a 180’ x 52’ x 10’ covered paper barge to Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP.

May 3, 2012

Why Vigor Chose to Title Sponsor the Seattle Maritime Festival: "Industrial jobs matter"

Vigor Industrial jumped at the chance to be title sponsor of the 2012 Seattle Maritime Festival.

April 25, 2012

Alaska Marine Highway Partners with Alaska Ship & Drydock to Design Alaska Class Ferry

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) announced today that Alaska Ship and Drydock LLC (ASD) has officially signed on as a partner with the State of Alaska to design the Alaska Class Ferry.

April 25, 2012

Second New 144-car Ferry in Progress for WSF

Construction will begin in December on a second 144-car ferry.

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)