OMA: Conn. Maritime Firms To Seek Submarine Business

Conn. Maritime Firms To Seek Submarine Business
 
Associated Press
 
June 3, 2014
 
COLCHESTER, CONNó Connecticut maritime manufacturers are getting lessons on how to cash in on a lucrative U.S. Navy submarine contract.
 
Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., and Anne Evans, district director for the U.S. Department of Commerce, will discuss on Tuesday a meeting set for June 16 for manufacturers to meet with Electric Boat.
 
Courtney and Evans will meet at 2 p.m. at an aerospace parts manufacturer in Colchester.
 
General Dynamics Corp., the parent of Electric Boat, has a $17.6 billion contract to build two ships a year for the next five years with the help of its partner Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia.
 
The June 16 meeting is set for 1 to 4 p.m. at the University of Connecticut Avery Point campus in Groton. Courtney said more than 140 businesses have signed up.




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