FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2010
Contract signing marks thousands of sustained jobs for Marinette County
Dr. Kagen’s efforts resulted in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) first major award under the ARRA going to Marinette Marine Corporation. This investment of over $123 million will not only provide a technologically advanced tool for science but helps preserve jobs and promote economic recovery.
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Congressman Kagen, who serves on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and is a member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, supported the legislation that is responsible for the bringing this contract to Marinette.
The Marinette Marine Corp. recently began construction on the ARRV, a 242-foot research ship that has a hull designed specifically to operate in seasonal Arctic sea ice and open waters surrounding