MARAD Marks Opening of First West Coast Ship Recycling Facility

Thursday, February 17, 2011

 On Friday, Feb. 18, at 10:00 a.m. PST, U.S. Maritime Administrator David Matsuda will join Congressman George Miller and state and local officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening the first ship recycling facility on the West Coast.  Allied Defense Recycling is expecting to bring more than 100 jobs to the community. 

The new facility will increase overall domestic capacity for ship recycling and help expedite the cleanup of the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet
Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Administrator Matsuda will travel to Alameda where, at 4:00 p.m., he will present the Administrator’s Professional Ship Award to the captain and crew of the Cape Jacob for supporting sealift operations in the Far East and Middle East.  
Who:           Maritime Administrator David Matsuda
                     Congressman George Miller
                     Jay Anast, Chief Operating Officer, Allied Defense Recycling
When:           Friday, Feb. 18, 2010
What:              1st Event:  Ribbon-cutting Ceremony
                        10:00 a.m.
                     Allied Defense Recycling
                     Mare Island DryDocks
1245 Nimitz Avenue, Bld. 680
Vallejo, CA  94592
2nd Event:  Professional Ship Award Ceremony
4:00 p.m. (approximately)
Alameda Point
Pier 1
Ferry Point Street
Alameda, CA 94501

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