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.