News and SCA Alerts

  • Shipbuilders Applaud New Maritime Workforce Development Initiative

    May 2, 2017

    "The recruitment and development of shipyard workers is critical to the future of the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry," said Matthew Paxton, President of the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA). "Empowering MARAD to recruit, train and develop the next generation of workers will provide a stable workforce and ensure there is sufficient talent to build our commercial and military ships for decades to come." 

  • Mariners and Shipbuilders Call on President Trump to put National and Economic Security First

    May 10, 2017

    "We are disappointed the Administration chose to indefinitely kick this job-destroying regulatory can down the road,” said Matthew Paxton, President of SCA. “The correct interpretation and enforcement of the Jones Act is critical to the capitalization of the commercial shipbuilding and repair industry, and its industrial base, which is crucial to U.S. homeland and national security. This Administration's needless delay only hurts the more than 400,000 men and women of the U.S. shipyard industry.”

  • Shipbuilders Council Honors Sen. Cochran, Rep. Hunter and Names Richard McCreary of BAE as New Chairman

    May 19, 2017

    Washington – The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry, hosted their annual spring meeting in Washington, D.C. this week and honored Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) as recipients of their prestigious Maritime Leadership Award; the association also named Mr. Richard McCreary of BAE Systems as the new chairman of the association.

  • Shipbuilders Council Applaud Sen. Wicker, Rep. Wittman 'SHIPS' Act

    June 27, 2017

    The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry, today issued the following statement in support of the recently introduced ‘SHIPS Act ‘ by Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA).  The bicameral, bipartisan legislation would make Congressional policy of the United States to achieve the Navy’s requirement of 355 ships. The legislation mirrors the Navy’s recent force-structure assessment that said it needed 355 ships to meet the demands on its forces. 

  • America's Shipbuilders: An American Made Legacy

    July 21, 2017

    (PRESS RELEASE) - 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.

  • SCA Applauds U.S. Maritime Administration for Awarding $9.8 Million to American Shipyards Through Small Shipyard Grant Program

    September 6, 2017

    WASHINGTON – Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), today applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD), U.S. Transportation Secretary, Elaine L. Chao, and MARAD Administrator Mark Buzby, for awarding $9.8 million in federal grants to support capital improvements and employee training projects at small shipyards across the United States.