Rusty Murdaugh has been named president of Austal USA, according to a press release. Murdaugh joined the Mobile shipbuilder in 2017 as chief financial officer and took over as interim president in February after the departure of Craig Perciavalle. As interim president, Murdaugh led the addition of steel shipbuilding to the Austal USA manufacturing operations…Read More
Mobile’s Austal USA has been awarded a repair, maintenance and modernization contract for all U.S. Navy littoral combat ships (LCSes) based in Mayport, Florida, Business Alabama reports. The new deal comes on the heels of a similar contract for ships based in San Diego (BBN #54). “As a result, Austal USA is now positioned to…Read More
The U.S. Navy plans to change shipbuilder for its new Navajo-class towing, salvage and rescue ship (T-ATS), Janes reports. Although Gulf Island Shipyards of Houma, Louisiana, has completed the first five of the eight planned vessels, it was acquired by Bollinger Shipyards in April. Now, the Navy is instead pursuing a sole-source award with Austal…Read More
Mobile-headquartered Austal USA was recently awarded a $44-million autonomous design and construction contract by the U.S. Navy, FOX10 reported. The undefinitized contract modification is for the expeditionary fast transport USNS Apalachicola (EPF 13) to establish the ship as an autonomous prototype. Austal is to design, procure, implement and demonstrate the ship as an autonomous platform.…Read More
Fifteen recent graduates of the Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) have been hired at Austal, NBC 15 reported. Christina Sashington of Davidson High School, who is now a trade assistant at the company, was interviewed. Among students who were part of a youth apprenticeship program at Austal, Mobile’s largest manufacturing employer, she was part…Read More
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