Mobile, Ala. (PRWEB) April 13, 2016
Austal USA was named Alabama’s manufacturer of the year by the Alabama Technology Network and the Business Council of Alabama during a ceremony in Montgomery, Ala., today. This makes Austal a three-time honoree in the award’s 16-year history; once as a medium company and twice as a large company.
The Alabama Technology Network and the Business Council of Alabama recognize companies annually with this award recognizing the individuals and companies that bring uncompromising excellence to Alabama manufacturing. Applicants are judged on financial growth, workforce enhancement, market and manufacturing leadership, and leadership development.
“We’re honored to receive this award and share it with our supporters at the City, County and State levels, including Senator Bill Hightower who played a key part in nominating us for this award,” Craig Perciavalle, president of Austal USA said. “This award is a direct reflection of the incredibly talented men and women who make up Austal USA.”
Austal USA serves as prime contractor for the U.S. Navy under a $1.6 billion 10-ship block-buy contract to build Expeditionary Fast Transport vessels (EPF) and a contract worth over $3.5 billion to build 11 Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The company employs over 4,000 people.
Austal is a global defense prime contractor and a designer and manufacturer of defense and commercial ships. For more than 27 years, Austal has been a leader in the design, construction and maintenance of revolutionary ships for governments, navies and ferry operators around the world. More than 255 vessels have been delivered in that time.
Defense vessels designed and built by Austal include multi-mission combatants, such as the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) for the United States Navy and military high speed vessels for transport and humanitarian relief, such as the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ships for the U.S. Navy and High Speed Support Vessel (HSSV) for the Royal Navy of Oman. Austal also designs, constructs, integrates and maintains an extensive range of patrol and auxiliary vessels for government agencies globally, including the Cape Class Patrol Boat Program for Australian Border Force. Defense vessels are designed and constructed in Mobile, Alabama and in Henderson, Western Australia.
Austal has been at the forefront of the high speed ferry market since the early days of the industry. Our market leading designs of high performance aluminium vessels have long been at the heart of Austal’s research and development. Today, commercial ship construction is centered on our shipyard in Balamban, Philippines.
Austal has expertise in integrating complex systems into its ships, including ride control, ship management, and communication, sensors and weapon systems.
Austal provides a wide range of support services, including through life support, integrated logistics support, vessel sustainment and systems support. These services are delivered through our global support network in the USA, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East together with partner shipyards worldwide.
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