Peterson Builders Sign NSRP Cooperative Agreement With Navy

Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI) of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., has signed a three-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Navy to become the Lead Yard in Industrial Processes in the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP). James Rogness of PBI Industrial Engineering has been assigned the position of NSRP Program Manager and Technology Advocate.

The NSRP, under the auspices of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), is a cooperative effort of industry, government, and academia to perform shipbuilding research and development.

Eight panels of experts in various aspects of shipbuilding meet several times each year to discuss technical issues, monitor progress of current research and select projects for future research.

Over the next three years, PBI Industrial Engineering will be responsible for managing $4,000,000 worth of research and promoting the exploration and adaptation of new technologies in the areas of production planning; process control and improvement; fabrication, fitting and accuracy control; measurement and inspection methods; material development; metallurgical and corrosion studies; welding processes and techniques; flexible automation; surface preparation and coating; data analysis; and composite materials.

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