Boatbuilders make news when they mark production milestones, roll out fresh lines of boats and relocate to new facilities. And boatbuilding isn't limited to companies. Enterprising Individuals sometimes build a boat for themselves.
An estimated 200 job seekers attended the 10th annual Marine & Composites Industry Career Day in Newport, R.I., a turnout that bodes well for an industry finally on the mend and, in many cases, starved for focused, motivated workers who can grow with a company.
Three men who were instrumental in the invention, design and development of the mobile offshore semisubmersible platform won the 2014 Elmer A. Sperry Award, which recognizes engineering contributions that have advanced transportation by sea, land or air.