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Established in 1982 to increase industry cooperation and cohesiveness and create greater public awareness and understanding of the industry's issues, the Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association represents more than 150 San Diego-area companies engaged in ship repair, conversion, overhaul and modernization. Approximately 70 percent of the work performed is on United States Navy and Defense Contracts.
Association member companies provide a full range of services, from maintenance, conversion, overhaul and ship repair, to specialized crafts such as welding, industrial painting, pipefitting, shipfitting, electrical work, sand blasting, carpentry and rigging, to name just a few. Member companies often join forces on major projects in order to share labor and resources for the most timely, efficient completion of jobs. All work is performed to the highest quality standards (many of the member companies are ISO Certified for quality and environmental protection), with priorities placed on employee and customer safety, protection of the environment, employee training and advancement opportunities and customer satisfaction.
In addition to the crucial services provided for the Navy fleet and commercial vessels, Association member companies add more than 14,000 jobs to the San Diego economy, both directly and through subcontractors and suppliers. These well-paying jobs go to a diverse cross section of the region's population and contribute hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue to the local economy each year.
Promote the economic well being of San Diego’s private sector ship repair industry by partnering with the U.S. Navy to forecast and obtain adequate levels of funding for ship depot maintenance. MORE>>>
We currently have seven working Committees which support the activities of the Association. Most of these Committees meet monthly to discuss current issues of our industry and the Navy. MORE>>>
The San Diego Ship Repair Association member companies provide employment for more than 10,000 San Diegans. These well-paying jobs go to a diverse cross-section of the region’s population and provide workers with the opportunity to provide for their families. MORE>>>
Técnico corporation was founded in 1990 by Rafael Torrech III to provide premier hull, mechanical, structural and electrical support services to the local Master Ship Repair yards in the Hampton Roads, VA area. As a proud and successful graduate of the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) development program for small and disadvantaged businesses, Técnico today has operating facilities in Norfolk, VA, Mobile, AL, Philadelphia, PA and San Diego, CA. Técnico is recognized as a quality leader within the marine and industrial repair and fabrication industry.
Wärtsilä Defense, Inc. (WDI) has supplied innovative maritime systems, parts and services to the US Navy and Coast Guard for more than 35 years. We deliver and service a wide range of naval navigational and steering systems, shaft line components, seals and bearings, waterjets, engines and unmanned solutions.
With over 40 years of experience in high precision metal fabrication and welding, Vortex Engineering remains a company focused on responding to customer feedback and continuously improving to build high quality custom designed products. We have a strong relationship with our customers, and our products are built to last.