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News by Year

Photo of a Worker Welding

June 26, 2019

Building the Future of Advanced Manufacturing

American manufacturing is facing a critical skills gap as older skilled workers retire and younger people entering the workforce lack the specific skills needed to fill them.

Wave Buoy

May 29, 2019

Wave Energy Conversion Buoy Nears Completion

KGW-TV’s Keely Chalmers visited Vigor’s Portland facility today for an up close look at the OE Wave Energy Conversion Buoy.

May 23, 2019

Vigor’s Steve Zogas Awarded CFO of the Year in the Large Company Category

The Portland Business Journal's CFO of the Year honors recognized leaders for excellence in operations, financial management and company accountability, among other categories.

Render of boat

April 10, 2019

Vigor to build two 56’ pilot boats for LA Port Pilots

The Port of Los Angeles recently awarded Vigor the contract to build two 56’ pilot boats.

February 1, 2019

Vigor selects Vancouver, Washington site for a state-of-the-art, all-aluminum fabrication facility.

Vigor has entered an agreement to take over the former home of Christensen Yachts in Vancouver, Wash. following a search for the best location to build the U.S. Army’s new landing craft, Maneuver Support Vessel (Light) or MSV(L).

Photo of the USS Coronado.

January 29, 2019

U.S. Navy Awards Vigor Drydocking Contract for Littoral Combat Ship, USS Coronado

This month the U.S. Navy awarded the contract to execute the Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) for the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to Vigor. Work will be performed at Vigor’s Portland shipyard.

January 24, 2019

Jacqueline (Jackie) O’Brien joins Vigor as EVP of Strategy and Business Development

Vigor is pleased to announce the addition of Jackie O’Brien to Vigor’s leadership team.

January 23, 2019

Vigor Awarded $7.3 million contract for US Coast Guard Cutter Healy maintenance

In early January, the US Coast Guard’s most technology advanced polar icebreaker arrived at Vigor’s Seattle, Washington shipyard for maintenance.

Photo of Suquamish

July 26, 2018

Vigor delivers Suquamish to WSF

A new vessel has joined the state ferry fleet. On Thursday, July 26, Washington State Ferries officially accepted the Suquamish from ship builder Vigor.

Photograph of Argo Ferry arriving in San Francisco

July 11, 2018

Vigor delivers third Hydrus class 400 passenger ferry to WETA

Vigor recently delivered Argo, the third of four all aluminum, 400 passenger ferries to the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) in San Francisco, California.