OC recognized for apprentice program at PSNS

Chris Henry , christina.henry@kitsapsun.com  – The Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — Olympic College is a finalist for a national award in recognition of its partnership with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, the college announced Wednesday. The American Association of Community Colleges singled out OC for its longstanding collaboration with PSNS on apprenticeship and helper training programs. In 2015-16 there were 811 apprentices, representing 24 […] Read more »

Shipyard innovation cuts cost, keeps workers safer

By Kitsap Sun Staff BREMERTON — The Navy has an appetite for the type of cold cuts delivered by a Puget Sound Naval Shipyard team. A 15-person team captured a Commander’s Award for Innovation from Naval Sea Systems Command for replacing torch cutting of metal with cold-cutting — a method that is much safer and greatly reduces costs. “I’m very proud of this group for […] Read more »

UPDATED INFORMATION: DLA, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) -Meet & Greet with Industry Day

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) -DLA Meet N Greet with Industry Day NEW DATE: Thursday, 31 March 2016 from 8:30am – 3:30pm Respond by date extended: Feb 15, 2016 4:00 pm Pacific Click here for FedBizOpps posting Purpose: DLA/PME will be hosting a Meet N Greet with Industry event to introduce itself as a Government procurement organization to large and small businesses […] Read more »

Shipyard Will Have Plenty of Work, Without Enterprise

Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, Wash. | Jul 07, 2015 | by Ed Friedrich BREMERTON — Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility might be too busy to dispose of the USS Enterprise and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. Adm. John Richardson, responding to concerns from U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, said the Navy will analyze whether PSNS or private industry should perform the work. “Regardless of […] Read more »

Bremerton construction corporation wins $9.9m contract for work at PSNS

Triton Marine Construction Corp., Bremerton, Washington, is being awarded $9,923,450 for firm-fixed-price task order 0003 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N44255-14-D-9007) for the construction of the integrated drydock water treatment system at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The work to be performed provides for the construction of the infrastructure necessary at Dry Docks 1, 2 and 5 to bring the shipyard into compliance […] Read more »

General Dynamics subsidiary signs lease for downtown Bremerton building

The KPBJ Sound West Group has announced that government contractor NASSCO/Earl Industries has signed a five-year lease for a 6,000-square-foot space at 423 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton. NASSCO is a subsidiary of General Dynamics, Inc., which has been awarded a contract for planning, maintenance and repairs of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers homeported in and visiting Bremerton and Everett….Read more Read more »

Kitsap might see labor shortage

The KPBJ – Tad Sooter, Kitsap Sun Julie Tappero believes Kitsap County is facing a problem it hasn’t confronted in years: a labor shortage. West Sound still lags behind Washington as a whole in job creation. But hiring has picked up in certain industries to the extent that employers are having trouble filling positions, particularly in skilled fields. “We’re definitely starting to see a worker shortage, where you […] Read more »

Nimitz will move to Bremerton in 2015

The Bremerton Patriot Nimitz, currently homeported in Everett, was commissioned in 1975. It weighs 100,020 tons, is 1,092 feet long, and has a ship’s company of 3,200 Navy personnel and an air wing roster of 2,480. In a press release from Commander, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Public Affairs, the Navy said it is “working to ensure that the relocation of the aircraft carrier doesn’t interfere […] Read more »

Economic growth in Kitsap looks likely in 2014

The Kitsap Sun – By Tad Sooter The last year-and-a-half were hectic for Carrissa Sinnott, and that may be a good sign for Kitsap County’s economy. Sinnott oversees employee services for Poulsbo-based Watson Furniture Group Inc. The mid-sized manufacturer used a bold expansion strategy to surge out of the recession. Now sales are up, and so is hiring. Watson’s workforce continued to swell last year, […] Read more »

Change of command at Bangor

Central Kitsap Reporter On Aug. 16, Captain James H. Jones relieved Captain Charles E. A. Baker  as Commanding Officer, Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility (IMF), Pacific Northwest, during a Change of Command Ceremony held at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor. Captain Stephen Williamson, Commander, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and IMF, was the guest speaker. “Chuck absolutely was the leader of the IMF but he will be the […] Read more »