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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Investment for Small Shipyards in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, worked to include $20 million for the Small Shipyard Grant Program in the year-end bipartisan government funding legislation that was recently signed into law.

Senator Baldwin has long supported this program that helps small shipyards, like Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay and Fraser Shipyards in Superior, repair and modernize equipment and train workers. Because shipyards can use the funding to purchase new equipment, the program supports Made in America manufacturing and Wisconsin companies like Marine Travelift in Sturgeon Bay.

“In Wisconsin, and across America, small shipyards are considered the lifeblood of the maritime economy,” said Senator Baldwin. “Funding this program is a win for America’s small shipyards, equipment manufacturers, the workboat fleet, and jobs in all of these industries.”

The Small Shipyard Grant Program provides assistance to small shipyards to make capital improvements and train workers to remain competitive in the global marketplace. Small Shipyard grants support American manufacturers and workers that provide parts for shipbuilding, maintenance and repair services.