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Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Shipbuilding (formerly Northrop Grumman Newport News), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has designed, built, overhauled and repaired a wide variety of ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers for more than a century. The Newport News, Virginia, shipyard is Hampton Roads' largest private employer, with more than 21,000 workers, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. It is the nation's sole maker of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of two submarine builders. Today, the shipyard is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nu... Show more »
Newport News Shipbuilding (formerly Northrop Grumman Newport News), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has designed, built, overhauled and repaired a wide variety of ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers for more than a century. The Newport News, Virginia, shipyard is Hampton Roads' largest private employer, with more than 21,000 workers, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. It is the nation's sole maker of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of two submarine builders. Today, the shipyard is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. The company also provides after-market services for a wide array of naval and commercial vessels. « Show less

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  • A year after bankruptcy, lives unsettled still

    A year after bankruptcy, lives unsettled still
    The closing of the steel mill at Sparrows Point overwhelmed Bob Jennings. Too young to retire at 59, he faced a gloomy job market for local manufacturing workers and a bureaucracy that couldn't get him timely training help. He felt like a failure.
  • TNCC-led shipyard training program touts success

    TNCC-led shipyard training program touts success
    A new collaboration between Virginia community colleges and Newport News Shipbuilding is being touted as a success after yielding 363 jobs for Hampton Roads residents. The Marine Skilled Trades Training Program, which began in 2010, had a 93 percent...

    Warner says Va. delegation cooperation on carrier a model to break D.C. gridlock

    If you want to see someone look frustrated, ask Sen. Mark Warner about how seriously Congress is really working to bring down the federal budget deficit. Want to hear about a path forward? Take a stroll with him after a Hampton Roads even and get him to...

    Huntington Ingalls to launch employee health care center

    Huntington Ingalls to launch employee health care center
    Huntington Ingalls Industries will offer on-site family health centers at its shipyards in Newport News and Mississippi that are scheduled to open in 2015, the company said Wednesday. The centers, open to workers and their families, will offer primary...

    Congress slams door on commissary cuts

    Congress slams door on commissary cuts
    The Senate version of the defense budget contains good news for Hampton Roads, and we're not just talking about saving an aircraft carrier. Besides restoring funds to refuel the USS George Washington, the budget adds money to maintain operations at on-...