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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

KETCHIKAN - The Kennicott, a ferry in the Alaska Marine Highway System, set sail earlier this month from the Ketchikan Shipyard with more than $13 million in repairs and refurbishments complete.
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...
Workforce reduced at Ketchikan shipyard

...necessarily laid off, but ... where they can find other work, they've done that," said Doug Ward, director of shipyard development. "And I'm not suggesting that they're doing it out of the kindness of their heart, but they understand...
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...
Ferry repairs almost done?

...included the switchboard, and to modernize and enlarge the passenger cabins. Doug Ward, the company's director of shipyard development, said its work is essentially done and the Columbia will be turned over to the state "any day now...
NTSB: Ferry fire likely caused by welding crew

...before leaving the area where the repair work was conducted," the report said.Alaska Ship and Drydock's director of shipyard development, Doug Ward, said Monday the company agreed with the assessment."The report was factual," he said...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...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...
News briefs left about 75 names off its list of workers and has unfairly fired union organizers. Doug Ward, director of shipyard development, said the union's list of workers is flawed. "A lot of the people on that list haven't worked for...


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