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David Miller with fellow owners, Bob and Bill Wetta (Photo: DSC Dredge)

DSC Dredge’s Miller Retires

companies that provided essential services to the dredging industry. In 2010, these companies were consolidated into DSC Dredge, LLC (DSC) and the group forged ahead, enhancing its reputation as a world leader in the manufacturing of portable cutter suction dredges.With his career in the dredge manufacturing industry affording the opportunity, Miller remains an avid traveler today. Bob Wetta, DSC President and CEO explained, “David can boast that he has visited all 50 USA states, as well as over 50 countries. We are proud to recognize David for his unconditional dedication, commitment and hard work

Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas, with this year’s class of summer interns (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Grooms Future of Technical Talent

experience working for a global business that designs, builds and sells engines for leisure boats, commercial vessels and industrial applications.    “We know the importance of supporting the next generation of technical talent; these are our future employees and leaders in the manufacturing industry,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. “Helping them helps us stay ahead of the curve in maintaining a trained and ready workforce.”   Volvo Penta’s summer internship program, which pays a competitive salary, provides qualifying college

In August 2015 General Dynamics NASSCO launched Perla del Caribe, the second ship in a series of natural gas powered containerships for TOTE (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

US Shipyards: Building for America, Jobs for Americans

sailing vessels; he later built the largest and most celebrated steamships of his era.    Those were glory years for the U.S. maritime industry, an era when the shipping industry was synonymous with American sovereignty. While it is no longer the nation’s most profitable export manufacturing industry, U.S. shipbuilding and ship repair continues to be a major economic engine, as critical to our national security and commerce as it was in colonial times. Our founding fathers recognized that our maritime assets enabled us to conduct international trade, protect our shores, and grow the U

Scott Wilson (Photo: PLIDCO)

PLIDCO Hires Wilson as Sales Manager

will lead all aspects of the company’s worldwide sales efforts.   Prior to joining PLIDCO, Wilson was instrumental in building successful consulting practices with the WBC Group and Integrated Data Solutions. He brings more than 20 years of experience within various aspects of the manufacturing industry and is a distinguished graduate of The Ohio State University, with a focus on business optimization and a graduate of The United States Marine Corps Leadership and Military Strategy School.  

Michael Burnes (Photo: Great Lakes Group)

Great Lakes Group in 2016 Hiring Push

standards, procedures and protocols used to ensure excellence in the Shipyard. I will also serve as the liaison between the Shipyard and ABS, U.S. Coast Guard and other regulatory bodies.”    Susan Long – Buyer/Purchasing Agent With over 16 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, Susan Long comes to The Great Lakes Towing Company as an experienced purchasing professional. “My goal is to find the best parts on a cost effective and timely basis for the company and our Customers – to find quality material and equipment that meet the high standards called

Welder at work: File photo

NNS Supports SCA Welding Education Program

computer-based training followed by hands-on practice led by facility instructors. The instructors will have the opportunity to learn Newport News' instructional style and use it with their students. With Newport News' influence, the students will develop the skills necessary for welding in the manufacturing industry. Newport News opened a field office in Aiken, S.C., in January as part of its continuing efforts to expand the company's business in the Department of Energy and commercial energy markets. The office focuses on marketing professional services to the Savannah River Site as well as the regional

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