PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Ingalls Shipbuilding is recognizing and celebrating its latest group of master shipbuilders. Those are employees who have at least 40 years of service with the shipyard.
This year's group includes 97 employees. They come from various specialties throughout the massive shipyard, including everything from pipe fitters to electrical engineers to system managers.
WLOX News Now visited with a trio of these long term workers. They talked about the pride and patriotism in building the finest war ships in the world. That's a big part of what motivates them on the job every day.
The company will recognize its master shipbuilders at a special dinner Thursday night. The total group of master shipbuilders now numbers 386.