02/26/2020- Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has announced a $29 million Harbor Assistance Program grant for improvements needed at the Port of Marinette to allow for the production of the next generation of navy ships. Fincantieri Marinette Marine intends to continue a site improvement project which will include the construction of a vertical ship lift structure, dock walls and bulkheads, and harbor dredging to transition the shipyard to accommodate the construction of larger vessels. Governor Evers says the shipyard improvements ensure that Marinette Marine can continue to compete for U.S. Naval contracts and adds FMM’s success is vital to the success of the Marinette community and local economy. Jobs at the local shipyard include 1500 full-time employees and contractors while another 1000 suppliers and customers are on- site each day.