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VSRA Responds to COVID-19 Outbreak

The Virginia Ship Repair Association committees provide a space to work together to adress the pitfalls and possibilities that face our local ship repair industry. While the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic prevents these committees from meeting in person we recognize their need now more than ever.

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POSTPONED: 14th Annual VSRF Tradesperson of the Year Awards


In order to provide time for prioritized efforts during the COVID-19 situation, our Leadership has decided to delay the awarding of the Tradesperson of the Year honors until the late summer. While we do not have an exact timeline established yet, we will provide that information as soon as it is available. The Nominations deadline will be delayed to a later date. Nominations that have been submitted already will be retained, or may be re-submitted if desired.

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Featured Article: CARES Act Offers Assistance to Help Federal Contractors Who Offer Employees Paid Leave

Kevin J. Cosgrove, Counsel, Hunton & Williams
Kevin J. Cosgrove, Counsel, Hunton & Williams

The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis of both public health and economic well-being. Every business wants to help its employees get through this difficult time with as little hardship as possible. Some businesses can continue to operate, and some employees can continue to perform, with remote working capabilities. For many others, such as businesses that must engage with people in person or those producing goods with manufacturing equipment, this is impossible. 

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Featured Article: Coaching Employees in Labor-Intensive Industries

Joe White, Director of AEU LEAD, a division of The American Equity Underwriters, Inc.
Joe White, Director of AEU LEAD, a division of The American Equity Underwriters, Inc.

Employee coaching is one of the most important skills employers look for in supervisors. It’s also a primary area of targeted development, accounting for a large percentage of training dollars invested in front-line leaders. Those that embrace the value that coaching skills provide have a clear advantage among others that don’t. In this article, we take a closer look at employee coaching and outline several ways you can effectively demonstrate it for the benefit of all involved.

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Race Night at Langley Speedway is Back!

Langley Speedway, Hampton, VA
Langley Speedway, Hampton, VA

Drivers, start your engines! Ship Repair Race Night at Langley Speedway is back and better than ever! Join VSRA on Saturday, June 20 for a fun-filled night at the races. For Sponsorship Information, CLICK HERE!

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2020 VSRF Golf Tournament - ALL Golfer Slots are FULL - Other Sponsorships Available


All Golfer Slots are now FULL for the 2020 Virginia Ship Repair Foundation Golf Tournament. There are more sponsorship opportunities available. 

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR NOW!

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New VSRA Member Companies

Two new member companies joined VSRA in the month of April, bringing the membership total to 279. Please join us in welcoming:

Down River Preservation LLC

Port Manatee Ship Repair & Fabrication LLC

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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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