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“Continuing to slash defense invites greater danger to national security while shamefully asking the country’s military men and women to do their jobs with shrinking resources.”

Two organizations from one – it has been more than 15 years:

The consolidation of NSA and SCA brought together the most suc- cessful and innovative shipyards in the U.S. under one national trade association. Boysie Bollinger, at the time said, “There should be no confusion, SCA is now the voice of the small and mid-sized shipyard industry in the U.S. that serves the commercial and governmen- tal marketplace.” How do you bal- ance the concerns of both large and small yards under one roof?

SCA represents the entire ship- building and ship repair industry – large and small shipyards, commercial and government construction, repair and new construction. In fact, many yards are diversi? ed, falling into sev- eral categories. SCA supports building more ships and growing the shipyard industrial base – both are paramount to our nation’s economic and national security. At a time when the industry is facing attacks on the Jones Act and increased uncertainty over the federal budget, it is more important than ever that the industry stand together.

Another bene? t the association offers to all shipyards, regardless of product line or size, is the important regula- tory work the association performs.

This includes tracking and engaging the rulemaking process, speci? cally,

EPA and OSHA rule promulgation, to ensure the industry’s collective voice is heard.

Beyond big and large – the needs and concerns of dedicated ship repair facilities diverge with that of those yards primarily or purely

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