What We Do


SCA’s mission is to support and promote the American shipyard industry – including ship builders, ship repairers, and the associated supplier base – by providing strategic information and expertise for our membership and advocating on their behalf before Congress, Executive Branch and media.



Godfrey headshot.png"As a senior member of the Shipbuilders Council of America, I've worked closely with the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry members in almost all 50 states who represent the vast industry of builders, repairers, suppliers and other associated companies. As the leading voice for our industry, SCA champions policies that bolster a robust and competitive domesstic shipyard industrial base, which serves as the foundation of our maritime presence in the world. Now, more than ever, the need for a stable, dependable fiscal budget is crucial to support our U.S. Navy and Coast Guard fleets, which is why SCA will continue pushing for more funding to support programs that bolster our nation's defense against current and future threats. The SCA also remains a strong proponent for the Jones Act, a law that is critical to the domestic maritime industry of the United States, which depends on the use of U.S.-flag ships and U.S. crews and a strong shipyard industrial base to support our nation's defense and U.S. commerce needs. I'm proud to lead SCA members through these important times in our nation's history." 

- Tom Godfrey, SCA Chairman, President and CEO of Colonna's Shipyard