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No General Membership Meeting in October as VSRA Members Support VSRF Golf Tournament

There will be no VSRA General Membership Luncheon Meeting in October. Instead, VSRA Members will be supporting the Virginia Ship Repair Foundation through their annual VSRF Golf Tournament held a Bayville Golf Club in Virginia Beach.

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HII CEO Mike Petters Addresses VSRA Membership at September Luncheon

Mike Petters, CEO, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Mike Petters, CEO, Huntington Ingalls Industries

The September General Membership Meeting was held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. Mike Petters, CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, was the guest speaker for the event, and he discussed three key issues that he believes affect shipbuilding and repair, but that he says the industry has no control over ...

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Featured Article: What Can We Learn from the Construction Industry’s Safety Study?

Dawn L. Merkle, Willcox & Savage, P.C.
Dawn L. Merkle, Willcox & Savage, P.C.

The Associated General Contractors of America recently published a study on preventing fatalities in the construction industry.  Because of the recent email from Frank Walker, MARMC Safety Director, safety in ship repair was on my mind. 

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22nd Annual Safety & Health Seminar - A Great Success!


The 22nd Annual Safety & Health Seminar was held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center, ODU.  This year's theme is Safety Live It. Share It. 

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Featured Article: AEU Longshore Blog ISSUE: Vessel in Navigation?

John A. (Jack) Martone, American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU)
John A. (Jack) Martone, American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU)

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Texas offers a discussion of an issue that is important to employers (and insurance carriers) struggling to distinguish between liability for injured employees under the Jones Act/General Maritime Law and the Longshore Act. 

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Contracts Committee Seminar Series - Register Now!


The 2017 VSRA Contracts Committee Seminar Series is underway! This seminar series focuses on key issues related to contracting with the federal government. Each seminar is held from 3:00 - 4:30 in the afternoon, with refreshments and networking to follow.

Click below to see this year's lineup!

 

Upcoming Seminar Topics Include ...

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31st Annual Golf Tournament - SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE!


ALL foursomes are now FULL! There are other sponsorships available.

Mark your calendars for the 31st Annual VSRF Golf Tournament

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New VSRA Member Companies

Three new member companies joined VSRA in the month of September, bringing the membership total to 263. Please join us in welcoming:

GI Industrial Marine, LLC

Global Wrap

Roxtec, Inc

Click below for more information on our newest VSRA Members!

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Writers Welcome! Please contact Kathy Bryan, Communications Committee Chairman, at (757)366-9300, or kbryan@shipyardstaffing.com, if you would like to submit an article.

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