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Ketchikan shipyard to raise totem

...workforce here in Ketchikan... we want to essentially be open to diversity and through diversity," said Director of Shipyard Development Doug Ward.They also hope the pole, created by carver Jon Rowan of Klawock, is the start of a change to...
Alaska businesses, schools partner on maritime job skills

...Kaila Del Rosario, graduates this spring, she'll likely go to work at the shipyard, said Doug Ward, director of shipyard development.That's just the latest of Vigor's efforts to develop a local workforce for the shipyard, and Ward...
Kennicott repairs, upgrades put state ferry back on line

...serving beer and wine out of the cafeterias," Falvey said about the cost-cutting measure.Doug Ward, director of shipyard development for Vigor Alaska, said during a recent phone interview that the Kennicott project helped the shipyard support...
As ship yard goes, so goes Ketchikan

...the $120 million that had been appropriated for the original, larger Alaska-class ferries.Doug Ward, director of shipyard development for Vigor Alaska, which owns the Ketchikan Shipyard, said the company is coming up with final numbers for...
Claims dropped for ferry repairs

...facts of the case." "Like any negotiated settlement, there's not a clear victor," said Doug Ward, director of shipyard development. "The goal is to get a satisfactory resolution to the issue." The Columbia's main switchboard caught...
Susitna builder looking to bid on ferry

...Alaska-class ferry design, supposing the design is considered economically feasible by the state. Doug Ward, director of shipyard development for the Ketchikan facility, said his company is up to the challenge. "We're looking forward to entering...
Ketchikan shipyard seeks ship lift funds

...The ship lift has been the single most difficult piece of the infrastructure to fund, said Doug Ward, director of shipyard development for ASD. He said a combination ship lift and launch would cost $10 million. Ward said putting together...
Columbia schedule in limbo

...percent of our efforts are going to complete the ship at the earliest possible date," said Doug Ward, director of shipyard development. The shipyard was supposed to deliver the ferry May 26, but last month it asked for an extension to July...
State agency says it plans to shift shipyard to Ketchikan city or borough

...was quite a surprise. This came straight out of left field," said Doug Ward, Alaska Ship and Drydock director of shipyard development. The company was hoping for a five-year contract extension. The current five-year contract, set to...
Shipyard workers consider union

...out-of-state workers are employed at the shipyard, he said, even though Alaskans are available. Doug Ward, director of shipyard development for the company, said the shipyard was forced to hire outside workers for some big projects, such as recent...


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