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Austal USA’s Alabama shipyard eyes production of steel ships

MOBILE, Alabama — Austal USA, a maker of aluminum vessels for the U.S. government, started construction Friday on a steel manufacturing line that positions the company to start steel production in April 2022.

Austal USA said the addition of steel capability ensures that it will remain a major contributor to the U.S. shipbuilding industrial base.

“As demand for the greater and larger Navy and Coast Guard fleets grows, Austal USA is investing to meet those changing requirements,” said Rusty Murdaugh, interim president.

“We’re investing in our people, we’re investing in our processes and we’re investing in our facilities and capabilities.”

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