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Feature Article: Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants

Ted Broach, Sales and Marketing Representative for Domestic Fuels and Lubes
Ted Broach, Sales and Marketing Representative for Domestic Fuels and Lubes

There have been a lot of changes over the years in the oil industry to say the least.  OEM’s are requiring oil manufacturers to provide lubricants that can withstand the higher temperatures and pressures, lower emissions, extended drain intervals and in certain areas,  lubricants that are environmentally acceptable.  Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL's) are lubricants that are specifically designed and formulated to meet strict environmental regulations and standards (the maritime and shipyard industries).

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Feature Article: Delayed Federal Budget May Hit U.S. Navy Ship Repair Projects

On Saturday, the U.S. Congress averted a looming government shutdown by passing a 45-day stopgap funding measure. This annual ritual - known as the continuing resolution, or CR - changes the landscape for federal contractors, including the Navy's ship repair industrial base. The 45-day CR brings uncertainty for government suppliers, and it limits the Navy's spending to the levels found in last year's budget.

"A spending bill . . . provides the Navy with the [assurance] that the money is there, and what you'll end up seeing is a lot better execution of that money," Bill Crow of the Virginia Ship Repair Association told local media at a press conference in Norfolk on Monday. 

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VSRA 27th Annual Safety & Health Seminar - Captured Success 📸

We are pleased to share the resounding success of the 27th Annual Safety & Health Seminar, held on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at the Ted Constant Convocation Center, Chartway Arena, ODU. This achievement was made possible through the tireless dedication of the 15-member Safety Seminar planning committee. The seminar garnered an impressive attendance of 304 participants.

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New VSRA Member Companies

Two new member companies joined VSRA in the month of September 2023, bringing the membership total to 319. Please join us in welcoming:

AXS Solutions, LLC (Ship Repair Sub-Contractor)
Centrex Technical Sales (Supplier/Service/Other)

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Fall Seminar Contracts Series - Cybersecurity and CMMC for Contracts Managers: What When and How? - REGISTER NOW

The 2023 Contracts Committee Seminar Series is underway! 

Click here to view the Seminar Series flyer

The second seminar, "Cybersecurity and CMMC for Contracts Managers: What When and How?", will take place oWednesday, November 08 2023 from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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VSRA Volunteer Interest Form

Many of the programs and initiatives produced by the Virginia Ship Repair Association & Foundation rely on dedicated volunteers from our membership. Your expertise helps us promote the Ship Repair Industry within the community and inform the future generation of workers about the benefits of a career in ship repair.

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VSRF 37th Annual Golf Tournament - ALL Golfer Slots are FULL - Other Sponsorships Limited

The 37th Annual VSRF Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at Cypress Point Country Club, 5340 Club Head Road, Virginia Beach, VA  23455.

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VSRF Partnership with Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University has updated their Online No-Cost offerings:


Virginia Wesleyan University Global Campus offers comprehensive non-degree continuing education courses designed to provide advanced skill sets valued by employers. Because of COVID-19's economic impact on our communities, VWU Global Campus—in partnership with the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development—is offering the following professional development online courses at no cost.

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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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