Vigor to close Everett shipyard

Vigor's Everett, WA, shipyard Vigor's Everett, WA, shipyard Vigor

MARCH 8, 2017 — Vigor Industrial is to close its Everett, WA, shipyard, according to local media.

The Port of Everett Port Commission is considering a proposal that would see the shipbuilder pay the port $918,515 to end its lease earlyand transfer ownership of its buildings, cranes and other property on the 3.6-acre site.

Everett-based HeraldNet.com quotes Vigor Senior Vice President Jill Mackie as saying that, in recent years, the company has only done "minimal work" at the shipyard, which typically had only a skeleton staff of about 10 and that with busier and bigger shipyards in Seattle and Tacoma, staying in Everett "no longer makes business sense for Vigor."

Read the HeraldNet report HERE

 

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