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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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  • Navy plans fix for catapult problem on carrier Ford

    Navy plans fix for catapult problem on carrier Ford
    The Navy said Thursday it plans to fix the catapults on its newest aircraft carrier so the system doesn't cause too much stress on warplanes fitted with external fuel tanks.
  • Q&A: Peninsula Engineer of the Year says education, hard work is key to success

    Q&A: Peninsula Engineer of the Year says education, hard work is key to success
    Suzanne Beckstoffer, recently named the Engineer of the Year by the Peninsula Engineers Council, will mark 33 years working at the Newport News shipyard in June. Beckstoffer, 54, is now director of engineering, process and tools for Newport News...

    Beer for CW and other state Senate successes for the Peninsula

    The interests of Virginia's General Assembly range widely and wonderfully, as a look at how our state Senators' legislative initiatives fared. So, Colonial Williamsburg will be able to receive royalties from the sale of beer that uses historically...

    Virginia gets country's first wind energy research lease in federal waters

    Virginia gets country's first wind energy research lease in federal waters
    Virginia is the first state in the country to secure a wind energy research lease to build and operate turbines in federal waters, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday. The agreement with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will...

    Pension changes boost compensation for Newport News shipyard execs

    Pension changes boost compensation for Newport News shipyard execs
    Thanks to soaring increases in pension fund values, top executives at Huntington Ingalls Industries saw a significant jump in compensation in 2014, documents show. President and CEO Mike Petters saw a 47.5 percent increase in compensation from 2013 to...