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Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Shipbuilding (formerly Northrop Grumman Newport News), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has designed, built, overhauled and repaired a wide variety of ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers for more than a century. The Newport News, Virginia, shipyard is Hampton Roads' largest private employer, with more than 21,000 workers, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. It is the nation's sole maker of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of two submarine builders. Today, the shipyard is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nu... Show more »
Newport News Shipbuilding (formerly Northrop Grumman Newport News), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has designed, built, overhauled and repaired a wide variety of ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers for more than a century. The Newport News, Virginia, shipyard is Hampton Roads' largest private employer, with more than 21,000 workers, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. It is the nation's sole maker of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of two submarine builders. Today, the shipyard is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. The company also provides after-market services for a wide array of naval and commercial vessels. « Show less

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  • Banner year for Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

    Banner year for Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
    In 2015, a stronger Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce plans to help foster regional entrepreneurship and find ways to retain young Peninsula talent, the incoming board chairman said.
  • How come Newport News Shipbuilding workers get two weeks off during the holidays?

    How come Newport News Shipbuilding workers get two weeks off during the holidays?
    Every December, Newport News Shipbuilding workers get two weeks off around the holidays -- a tradition that started decades ago, The Virginian-Pilot reports. The first holiday shutdown appears to have been part of a national effort to conserve energy....

    USS Norfolk decommissioned

    USS Norfolk decommissioned
    Norfolk's namesake submarine was inactivated last week during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. The Los Angeles-class attack sub was commissioned in 1983 and built at Newport News Shipbuilding. It will remain in Norfolk until January to begin the...

    Newport News-built SS United States gets answer to distress call

    Newport News-built SS United States gets answer to distress call
    Supporters of the SS United States have struck a preliminary deal "to protect and repurpose" the Newport News-built ocean liner, a monument to a bygone era seeking new life as a modern waterfront attraction. Details were scarce Monday in an announcement...

    Retiring Newport News Shipbuilding exec leaves enduring legacy

    Retiring Newport News Shipbuilding exec leaves enduring legacy
    The slide rule was still in vogue when Danny Hunley arrived at Newport News Shipbuilding, and the Navy didn't have enough nuclear-powered aircraft carriers to amass a fleet. The year was 1974, and the Mathews County resident had joined the company as...