Defense production expansion could bring help to region’s submarine industry

4 Jan 2022

Maritime Industry

President Joe Biden's move last week to expand defense production capability could bring help to the region's submarine building industry, which has been hard hit by supply chain and manpower issues.

The Navy and shipbuilding industry have reported as recently as this month that they are dealing with supply chain issues, shortfalls and delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as workforce, production, supplies and space problems. Electric Boat President Kevin Graney has said in public statements multiple times during the pandemic that the company has had low staffing levels due to the coronavirus while hiring new employees also slows the construction process. Suppliers also have their own workforce issues, according to Electric Boat and the White House. 

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