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New Chief Information Officer Named At Newport News Shipbuilding

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced recently that Jason Sutton has been promoted to Chief Information Officer for its Newport News Shipbuilding division, effective June 21. Sutton will be responsible for all aspects of information technology to enable Newport News...

Shipyard Skilled Trades Trainees Wanted

NEWPORT NEWS—Interested in training for a job in the shipbuilding industry? As part of the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, the City of Newport News is partnering with Newport News Shipbuilding to recruit, train, and prepare residents of the Marshall-Ridley neighborhood...

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces New Officer

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) recently announced that Ashutosh Gokhale has been appointed Vice President, Business Management and Chief Financial Officer for its Technical Solutions division. Gokhale will replace Billy Jahn upon his retirement July 9 and will be responsible...

Ship Repair Facility To Create 119 New Jobs

Lyon Shipyard, a full-service ship repair and industrial service provider, will invest $24.4 million to expand its operation in the City of Norfolk. The company will add a new marine travel lift and increase the footprint of its waterfront...

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Home For Overhaul

NEWPORT NEWS—The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) recently arrived at Newport News Shipbuilding to start its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) after years of advanced planning. “For the last three years, we have planned each step of...

Huntington Ingalls Releases First Quarter Profit Statements

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), the parent company of the Newport News Shipyard, reported first quarter revenues of $2.3 billion, up less than 1 percent from the first quarter of 2020. Newport News Shipyard’s contribution to HII’s overall revenues including...

Newport News Shipbuilding Expands Apprentice School Programs

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding was certified by the Council for Occupational Education to provide academic degrees in 26 educational programs. Beginning in 2023, the school will grant Associate degrees of applied...

Manufacturing News

Virginia General Assembly To Convene In August To Discuss American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

A special session of the Virginia General Assembly will convene in August to address judicial vacancies as well as how to allocate more than $4.3 billion in federal relief funding following the covid-19 pandemic. “With more Virginians getting vaccinated every...

Virginia Governor Releases Unemployment Stats For May

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced on June 23 that the commonwealth’s unemployment rate dropped .2-percentage points to 4.5 percent in May, which is 4 percent points below the rate from a year ago. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains...

Submissions Now Being Accepted For Consideration For New Virginia Time Capsule

Governor Ralph Northam is inviting citizens of Virginia to submit items for a new time capsule that will be buried on Monument Avenue in Richmond where a statue of Robert E. Lee is scheduled to be removed soon. The...

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