NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) honored its longstanding reputation by building an award-winning boat, this time made of cardboard instead of steel. NNS, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII), competed against other Hampton Roads shipyards in FM 99's "The Yard" Ship Repair Competition on Saturday in Suffolk. With this win, NNS earned the right to call itself "The Yard" of Hampton Roads.
"There is not enough praise for how well this team performed during the competition," said NNS team captain Stiles Bliss, an engineering technician in NNS' test engineering department. "Every member went above and beyond to make this endeavor a success. We put an awesome team together this year that embodied what our shipyard is all about."The boat-building competition was part of a community-wide event at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Conference Center. Competitors and their families enjoyed foods, games and a raffle hosted by FM 99's Rumble in the Morning team. Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy. For more information about HII, visit:
- HII on the web: www.huntingtoningalls.com
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- HII on Twitter: twitter.com/hiindustries
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