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Congressman Rob Wittman to Address VSRA Membership at August Luncheon

Congressman Rob Wittman, U.S. House of Representatives
Congressman Rob Wittman, U.S. House of Representatives

The August General Membership Luncheon meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The Guest Speaker will be Congressman Rob Wittman, U.S. House of Representatives.

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Featured Article: Just Stay Cool - Preventing Heat Stress at your Facility

Christian Murillo, American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU)
Christian Murillo, American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU)

According to the most recent reports released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Weather Service, heat-related illnesses and deaths are on the rise. In 2016, there were approximately 97 deaths related to exposure to environmental heat in comparison to 45 in 2015.   

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July Luncheon: RADM Dee L. Mewbourne Speaks to VSRA Membership

RADM Dee L. Mewbourne, Commander, Military Sealift Command
RADM Dee L. Mewbourne, Commander, Military Sealift Command

The July General Membership Luncheon meeting was held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The Guest Speaker was RADM Dee L. MewbourneCommander, Military Sealift Command. 

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Featured Article: Jones Act or Longshore Act… or Both?

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

On several prior occasions we have discussed the problematic coverage issues that arise where the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (the Longshore Act) overlap in the so-called “Uncertainty Zone”. 

A recent decision from the Washington State Court of Appeals is relevant to this issue.  The case is Jeremy Gibson v. American Construction Co., Inc., Court of Appeals, State of Washington, No. 49540-11, September 26, 2017.

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Register Now - Business Exit Strategy and Succession Planning Seminar


Introducing the first VSRA Business Exit Strategy and Succession Planning Seminar on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at the VSRA Penthouse. This seminar focuses on the key issues related to planning an exit strategy or succession plan for your business.

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Register Now - 23rd Annual Safety & Health Seminar!


Registration is underway for the VSRA 23rd Annual Safety & Health Seminar on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center, ODU. This year's theme is Safety: It’s not just Work, It’s Life.

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2018 VSRF Golf Tournament: All Golfer Slots FULL, Other Sponsorships Available


Mark your calendars for the 32nd Annual VSRF Golf Tournament!  

All Golfer Slots are now FULL for the 2018 Virginia Ship Repair Foundation Golf Tournament. There are still other sponsorships available.

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR NOW!

Sign-up to donate door prizes and gifts by contacting LKennedy@NasscoNorfolk.com

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New VSRA Member Companies

Two new member companies joined VSRA in the month of July, bringing the membership total to 272. Please join us in welcoming:

American Defense International

Ricci Repair Service LLC

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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