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Photo of USS Chosin at sea

September 27, 2019

Vigor Wins Modernization Contract for Two Navy Cruisers

Vigor was awarded a $254,566,431.36 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Chosin (CG 65) and USS Cape ST. George (CG 71) Modernization Periods (MODPRD).

Photo of Frank Foti speaking at the Keel Laying Ceremony for the Maneuver Support Vessel (Light)

September 17, 2019

Vigor Lays Keel for the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Landing Craft, Maneuver Support Vessel (Light) at its new Aluminum Fabrication Facility in Vancouver, Wash.

Representatives from the U.S. Army and federal and local elected officials joined Vigor employees for a keel laying ceremony yesterday, celebrating the first milestone in the construction of the Army’s next generation landing craft, the Maneuver Support Vessel (Light) or MSV(L).

Photo with Governor Inslee, WA State Transportation Secretary Roger Millar, Vigor CEO Frank Foti and WSF Assistant Secretary Amy Scarton

September 9, 2019

Governor Jay Inslee, Washington State Ferries (WSF) and Vigor mark launch of the State’s new Hybrid-Electric Ferry Build Program with ceremony.

Dignitaries from the state of Washington joined Governor Jay Inslee, Washington State Ferries officials and Vigor employees today at Vigor’s Seattle shipyard to celebrate the beginning of the greening of WSF’s fleet.

August 19, 2019

Fincantieri Marinette Marine and Vigor Deliver Boats to Jordanian Navy

Fincantieri Marinette Marine and Vigor (Team RB-M) announced the deliveries of two additional Response Boat-Mediums (RB-Ms) to the U.S. Coast Guard. These boats are part of an approved foreign military sale to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan through the Department of Homeland Security.

July 25, 2019

The Carlyle Group and Stellex Capital Management to Acquire, Merge Maritime and Defense Companies Vigor Industrial and MHI Holdings

Transaction to Create Bicoastal Platform of Scale Serving Defense and Commercial Customers

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).