At ‘matchmaking’ event, suppliers seek to get in on submarine boom

30 May 2019

Facing a 250 percent increase in its workload over the next 20 years as the demand for submarines grows, Electric Boat is seeking to triple the size of its supply base in the next three years alone.

While the company has created a team internally to identify and develop new suppliers, it also is relying on outside help — such as events like the daylong conference held Wednesday at the Mystic Marriott, which attracted more than 250 companies from 11 states.

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