SAN DIEGO, Feb. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Continental Maritime of San Diego (CMSD) subsidiary hosted Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., Thursday for a tour of its shipyard facility and an overview of the company’s history in San Diego.


“We are a certified Master Ship Repair Contractor with the U.S. Navy, and our mission is to maintain and repair Navy ships, train our people and uphold our high standards for safety, quality, cost and schedule,” said Dan Flood, CMSD’s vice president and general manager. “We are honored to host Admiral Richardson and Congressman Peters here at CMSD, as it is a tremendous opportunity for us to showcase our highly qualified ship repair professionals and our extensive capabilities.”

During the tour, Richardson and Peters visited various trade shops and met with employees in the boiler and welding shops. They also met with the crew members from the destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), which arrived at CMSD in January for general maintenance. Kidd was built by HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division and commissioned in 2007.

“Visiting each of these yards, hearing from their leadership, talking to individual builders and maintainers, walking the shop floors helps me experience first-hand the types of work being done to support our ships,” said Richardson, who has toured a number of shipyards since taking office in September 2015. “The maintenance and repair done here in San Diego ensures our ships are mission-ready to carry out the nation’s business around the globe. Together, working with our industry partners, we have to get this work right—to ensure our sailors have what they need and to ensure we get the max life and value out of each and every platform.”

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Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson (left) and Rep. Scott Peters (right) join Dan Flood (middle), vice president and general manager of HII’s Continental Maritime of San Diego subsidiary, on a tour of HII’s West Coast ship repair facility. Photo by Allison Pittam/HII

Peters has represented California’s 52nd Congressional District, which includes portions of the city of San Diego, since 2013.

“Continental Maritime of San Diego maintains our Navy’s next-generation vessels and is a key part of San Diego’s proud partnership in our national defense,” Peters said. “I appreciate the opportunity to visit with Admiral Richardson and learn more about CMSD’s role in increasing naval readiness and creating high-quality jobs for our region.”

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 36,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Continental Maritime of San Diego subsidiary was awarded the Blue Sky Award by San Diego County’s Air Pollution Control District for its longstanding initiatives to reduce air pollution.

The APCD annually recognizes one small, one medium and one large business or organization for their efforts in improving air quality. CMSD was nominated by the Industrial Environmental Association in the medium-sized business category.

“As a master ship repair facility fixing Navy warships in one of the most environmentally sensitive and highly regulated regions of the country, I am grateful for the commitment CMSD has made since day one of our operations,” said Dewey Youngerman, CMSD’s environmental health and safety manager. “This year the Air Pollution Control District and the Industrial Environmental Association looked at CMSD’s 29 years of environmental history, millions of pounds of greenhouse gas reductions and our sustainability initiatives to make a public statement that we are doing the right things for the industry and the community.”

Earlier this year, CMSD purchased two point-of-use electric steam boilers that eliminate 84,000 pounds of greenhouse gases annually. Since 1986, the company has made equipment upgrades and pursued new sustainability initiatives to remove more than 13 million pounds of greenhouse gases each year.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs approximately 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Continental Maritime of San Diego (CMSD), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII), has been recognized by the Industrial Environmental Association for its environmental stewardship. The association presented the shipyard with a Pioneer Award in April, commemorating the facility's proactive sustainability program, which has led to CMSD becoming the first "zero discharge" shipyard in the United States.

"It's great to know that Continental Maritime is dedicated to continual improvement and is reminded of some great achievements, like being the first zero discharge shipyard in the country," said April McGinley, an environmental supervisor at CMSD. "We are committed to keeping our community clean and safe, for both our neighbors and the wildlife of San Diego. As a member of the Industrial Environmental Association, CMSD makes environmental stewardship a top priority."

The Industrial Environmental Association is a non-profit association based in San Diego that promotes responsible environmental laws and regulations, provides a voice on a variety of environmental issues, and offers educational opportunities for manufacturers and associated organizations in the region.

The proactive sustainability program enacted by CMSD combats waste and pollution throughout the facility.

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April McGinley (left) and Dewey Youngerman accepted the Industrial Environmental Association’s Pioneer Award on behalf of Continental Maritime of San Diego. Photo by Ellen Humpherys/HII

CMSD has worked to eliminate all discharge from its facility for more than a decade. Operating under a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit, CMSD committed to becoming a zero discharge facility, eliminating the discharge of storm water, air conditioning condensate, boiler condensate, pipe and tank hydrostatic discharge water, and more. In 2004, the San Diego Regional Water Control Board inspected the facility's discharge elimination system and confirmed that all point source discharges were eliminated, making CMSD the nation's first zero discharge shipyard. By being discharge free, CMSD has an annualized energy savings of approximately $90,000.

In addition to addressing discharge, CMSD has taken steps to limit its use of electricity and hazardous materials and has promoted recycling throughout its facility. The company replaced light fixtures with more energy-efficient lighting, leading to a 59 percent reduction in electricity use annually. To cut down on hazardous waste and emissions, leadership banned overboard blasting and coasting and now uses natural gas and electric forklifts. In 2014, the company recycled 594 tons of cardboard, paper, wood, plastic, blast grit, metal and electronic waste, representing 62 percent of the facility's waste once transferred to a landfill.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America's largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of engineering, manufacturing and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII's Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs approximately 38,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Dec. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Continental Maritime of San Diego (CMSD), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII), hosted toy and food drives at its facility to support local families during the holiday season.

With the help of employees, CMSD donated 162 toys to the San Diego Fire Station 7 “Toys for Tots” toy drive from Dec. 8-19. The toys were dropped off to the firefighters who will in turn give them as holiday gifts to children in need.

CMSD employees also helped wrap more than 300 presents for the Good Neighbor Project of San Diego holiday event. The Good Neighbor Project is a local non-profit organization that helps inner-city youth and their families.

CMSD also partnered with the Central Juvenile Service Team of the San Diego Police Officers Association. Central JST organizes a “Santa’s Village” benefitting more than 1,500 local third-graders and also sponsors other activities that benefit the children and families in the Barrio Logan.

Beyond the toy drives and neighborhood events, CMSD also hosted a three-week food drive from Nov. 24 through Dec. 10 to collect canned good and non-perishable items for the San Diego Food Bank and the San Diego Police Association’s Central JST.

“CMSD and our employees have participated in both drives for many years,” said Dan Flood, CMSD’s vice president and general manager. “This is our way of giving back to the families in need in San Diego County and to the neighborhood of Barrio Logan where we are located and where many employees live.”

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and manages the life-cycle of the most complex nuclear- and conventionally powered ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII also provides engineering and project management services expertise to the commercial energy industry, the Department of Energy and other government customers. Headquartered in Newport News, Va., HII employs approximately 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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