Bath Iron Works awaits contract confirmation

5:36 AM, May 6, 2013   |    comments
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BATH, Maine (AP) - Shipbuilders at Maine's Bath Iron Works will soon learn whether they're getting a critical contract.

The Navy has told Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King of Maine that it intends to issue a contract for 10 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers by June 4, with work to be completed over five years from fiscal 2013 through 2017.

The fact that the Navy is moving forward is considered a positive sign.

Collins says the contract would have been in jeopardy under a long-term continuing resolution on the budget and that a Bath win would mean job security for shipyard workers.

King says Bath is a strong competitor on the project.






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