December’s issue of Modern Casting magazine features the Newport News Shipbuilding foundry. This is a behind-the-scenes look at the work done by the foundry team in support of multiple programs across HII, all in service to our nation.
This feature also includes an extended Q&A with Julia Jones, vice president of manufacturing at NNS, as she talks about this strategic asset and its relevance to the future of naval shipbuilding for decades to come.
Newport News Shipbuilding Fires Out Battle-Ready Castings
(By Kim Phelan, Dec. 6, 2022)
Anyone who’s ever toured a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier or submarine remembers the awe they experienced walking through a sophisticated “city” on water or squeezing through the tight confines of an underwater vessel. But for the 140 foundry workers at AFS Corporate Member Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), awe is surpassed by an immense pride they carry as members of a six-generation family of shipbuilders serving the U.S. Navy and only the Navy—and hence contributing to the defense of their country.
“I am super proud of what we do in our foundry; there’s none like it,” said NNS Vice President of Manufacturing Julia Jones. “And I know that my team members are super proud, not just of the work they do, but they understand the mission of what they’re doing and who they’re providing it to. So, we’re very proud to be shipbuilders—it is very unique. I don’t know of anywhere else outside of our foundry where you can see the work that we do here. The size and the magnitude of what we’re doing is amazing.”
Click here to read the full story in Modern Casting magazine.