COLCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut maritime manufacturers are getting lessons on how to cash in on a lucrative U.S. Navy submarine contract.
Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., and Anne Evans, district director for the U.S. Department of Commerce, will discuss on Tuesday a meeting set for June 16 for manufacturers to meet with Electric Boat.
Courtney and Evans will meet at 2 p.m. at an aerospace parts manufacturer in Colchester.
General Dynamics Corp., the parent of Electric Boat, has a $17.6 billion contract to build two ships a year for the next five years with the help of its partner Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia.
The June 16 meeting is set for 1 to 4 p.m. at the University of Connecticut Avery Point campus in Groton. Courtney said more than 140 businesses have signed up.