Manufacturers – including Marinette Marine, Tyco Fire Protection and ChemDesign – keep Marinette economy humming
There’s no doubt Marinette Marine remains the heart of the economy in Marinette County and the surrounding area. The shipbuilder employs 1,400 – nearly double the total just a few years ago – and works with 700 suppliers in 43 states, including 120 in Wisconsin. The company, which is owned by Fincantieri, is immersed in U.S. Navy shipbuilding projects that will keep workers busy for years. In addition to the 10 littoral combat ships under contract – each one takes about 40 months to build – Marinette Marine also received an $89.6 million contract from the U.S. Coast Guard earlier this year for 40 boats. Marinette Marine has also invested heavily in its shipyard with several facility upgrades and additions.
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