NASSCO Invests In Facilities, Equipment And People

General Dynamics NASSCO has invested several hundred million in capital projects as part of its efforts to increase efficiencies via  modular shipbuilding, including: two 300-ton cranes allowing shipbuilders the ability to increase the size of the erectable blocks; a block assembly line to optimize construction of commercial ship blocks; inverted block and grand block outfit areas to more fully install components and equipment on blocks; and a state-of the-art, environmentally-friendly blast and paint facility to paint blocks indoors with high capacity equipment. .  General Dynamics NASSCO is also committed to environmental stewardship. The company recently unveiled one of the largest controlled lighting systems for a manufacturing site at its shipyard in San Diego, California. Designed specifically for industrial use, the new $630,000 state-of-the-art system is part of a three-phase lighting enhancement project that will significantly reduce energy consumption. Energy reduction reduces NASSCO’s carbon footprint and improves sustainability.  By switching to controlled lighting, the company is projected to save more than 1.3 million kilowatt hours (kWh), per year.Additionally, a commitment to training and workforce development for employees and new hires is embedded in the company’s culture. General Dynamics NASSCO offers year-round employee and supervisor professional development programs and extensive training. Since last year, more than 580 shipfitters, welders, outside mac....

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