PASCAGOULA, Miss., Oct. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) hosted Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) today for a tour of its Ingalls Shipbuilding division. Sessions toured several areas of the shipyard and also walked through the amphibious transport dock John P. Murtha (LPD 26).
“The multiple classes of ships produced at this impressive facility—only an hour from my hometown of Mobile—contribute remarkable firepower and flexibility to a naval fleet which will need both to deter and respond to a growing array of global threats,” Sessions said. “Determined state and local officials in both Alabama and Mississippi have worked with Ingalls to ensure this operation would grow and thrive. Its economic impact extends throughout the region, and I am pleased that 2,000 Alabamians are an essential component of Ingalls’ world-class workforce in Pascagoula. The achievements of the workers at this facility should be carefully recognized as Congress makes critical spending decisions impacting our military preparedness.”
Sessions met with shipbuilders at various locations throughout the yard, including the final stop at the keel of the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7), where he talked with shipbuilders from Alabama.
“It has been a privilege to host Senator Sessions today to demonstrate the quality of work our shipbuilders are accomplishing on four different classes of military ships,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said. “With more than 20 percent of our workforce coming from the state, it’s always great to show the Alabama leadership the progress we are making on our shipbuilding programs.”
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Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of engineering, manufacturing and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs approximately 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:
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