BAE Systems Ship Repair recognized 119 suppliers for achieving outstanding results in supporting repair and modernization projects aboard more than 30 naval and commercial vessels last year. The ‘Partner2Win’ program is a collaborative partnership between the company’s three shipyards — in Jacksonville, Fla.; Norfolk, Va.; and San Diego, Calif. — and a vast network of naval and commercial ship repair suppliers. The ceremony was held in Norfolk.
“All of our suppliers have a strong sense of ownership and dedication to performing vital support of U.S. Navy vessels and other maritime customers,” said Paul Smith, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Ship Repair. “I extend my sincere thanks to all of our supply chain partners, and I want to recognize those who have earned our ‘Partner2Win’ Supplier Awards.”
This year’s top ship repair supplier awards went to International Marine & Industrial Applicators, LLC, of Spanish Fort, Ala.; Askew Industrial Corp., of Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; and East Coast Repair & Fabrication, LLC of Chesapeake, Va.
International Marine & Industrial Applicators, LLC, a marine preservation and structural support company, is the top 2021 subcontractor of the year. In addition to being honored for its support of the entire ship repair business, IMIA was also named subcontractor of the year for the Norfolk and San Diego shipyards.
Askew Industrial Corp., a distributor of industrial hardware and related supplies, is the ship repair material supplier of the year. A long-time vendor to the business, Askew manages inventory services at the company’s Jacksonville and San Diego shipyards, and on-site assistance at the Norfolk shipyard.
East Coast Repair & Fabrication, a provider of welding and fabrication services to various industries, was named supplier of the year to the company’s Jacksonville shipyard.
BAE Systems is a leading provider of ship repair, maintenance, and modernization services to the U.S. Navy’s fleet of combatant ships in their homeports, as well as refit and hauling services for commercial and privately-held vessels. The company operates three full-service shipyards in California, Florida, and Virginia, and offers a highly skilled, experienced workforce, seven dry docks and railways, and significant pier space and ship support services.