FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 21, 2017
WASHINGTON - Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national trade association representing the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry, today released the following statement in support of President Donald J. Trump's Made in America Week, a week dedicated to showcasing American made products and highlighting the American worker.
The U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry designs and builds world-class, cutting edge vessels that transport goods and people, including the hardworking men and women of our military who protect our nation from both foreign and domestic threats.
The industry has created more than 400,000 family-waged jobs from coast to coast and is critical to the nation's economic infrastructure. For every one job in the shipbuilding and repair industry, there are two jobs created - in both the commercial and military sectors.
"The shipbuilding industry has played a key role in the 'American Made' story since the beginning of our nation and we are happy to have a partner in the White House who is placing an emphasis on building American made products and growing American jobs," said Matthew Paxton, president of SCA. "President Trump's visit to Norfolk to preside over the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford demonstrates his support of our 'American Made' industry and the role we play in sustaining the country's industrial base, while contributing to our national, economic and homeland security efforts."
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