Larsen Announces Major Federal Investment in Bellingham Shipyard

Jul 19, 2013 Issues: Jobs Labor and the Economy

WASHINGTON—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today announced nearly $1 million in federal funding for a small shipyard in Bellingham. The $999,100 federal grant to All American Marine is made possible by the U.S. Maritime Administration’s Small Shipyard Grant Program which Larsen has long championed.

“Small shipyards in Northwest Washington are jobs powerhouses that help drive our economy,” Larsen said. “I have fought for a long time to fund the small shipyards grants because they keep our shipyards competitive in the international maritime market. This grant for All American Marine will let them make capital investments that will directly support Bellingham workers for years to come.”

Larsen has championed the Small Shipyard Grant Program for years, working to maintain funding through letters to Congressional appropriators and advocating for the program in hearings. To learn more about the Small Shipyard Grant Program, visit: https://go.usa.gov/jZZP.

All American Marine will use the funding to purchase cranes and other equipment. Larsen last visited All American Marine in March 2012.