About the Shipbuilders Council of America

Advocating for a strong U.S. maritime industry and the men and women who power the American shipyard industrial base

Shipbuilders Council of America is the national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry.

SCA members build, repair, maintain, modernize and supply the most complex security fleets in the world.

Who We Are

The Shipbuilders Council of America represents hundreds of companies that own and operate shipyards across the United States, including facilities on all three U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes, the inland waterways system, Alaska and Hawaii. SCA also represents the supplier and partner members that provide critical goods and services to the U.S. shipyard industry.

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What We Do

As the national trade association for the U.S. shipyard industry, the mission of the Shipbuilders Council of America is to support and promote the American shipyard industry – including shipbuilders, ship repairers, and the associated supplier base – by providing strategic information and expertise for our membership and advocating on their behalf before Congress, the Executive Branch and media.

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How We Do It

The Shipbuilders Council of America is the only national trade association representing U.S. shipyards engaged in the building and repairing of military and other government vessels, commercial vessels, and those companies providing goods and services to the industry.

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Our History

Built in 1920 on the foundation of commitment to homeland security, national security, and economic security, Shipbuilders Council of America represents mid-sized to large shipyards that have built naval vessels and commercial ships throughout its century-long history. Shipyards throughout the country carry on the legacy of superior shipbuilding, repar, maintenance, and modernization.

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Our Members

Our mission is to unify the industry and serve as the definitive shipyard industrial base advocate in Washington, D.C. and around the country. Shipbuilders Council of America keeps its members informed on all matters important to their growth, profitability and success involving legislative, regulatory, and policy matters and represents members before Congress, Executive Branch agencies and departments, public policy organizations and industry associations.

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How to Become a Member

Become an SCA member to have access to the latest industry news, exclusive industry events, and shipyard safety and health information. Follow the link below to fill out your appropriate membership application.