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  • BIW announces 58 more layoffs; Navy secretary to visit

    BATH — Word Wednesday that the secretary of the Navy will visit Bath Iron Works next week came only days after the shipyard announced a second round of upcoming layoffs. BIW's June 5 announcement of 58 temporary layoffs followed word of 67 layoffs on June 1. The layoffs, effectiv...

  • Bath Iron Works to lay off 67 workers by June 15

    BATH — Bath Iron Works President Jeff Geiger announced Monday that the shipyard would implement a series of temporary layoffs in multiple trades through the summer and fall due to a workload gap. Geiger said he cannot accurately predict the exact size and duration of the layoffs....

  • Defense secretary: Budget should keep Bath Iron Works busy

    BATH — U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said there should be "plenty of money" in the federal budget to keep Bath Iron Works busy "for a considerable number of years into the future." Speaking at the shipyard on May 22, alongside U.S. Sen. Susan Collins,...

  • BIW gets $19.8M contract for ship work

    BATH — The U.S. Navy awarded Bath Iron Works a $19.8 million contract for repair, maintenance and upgrade work on a DDG-51 Arleigh Burke Class destroyer. The award is a modification to a previously awarded contract for post-shakedown work on the U.S.S. Truxtun (DDG-103). BIW is pa...

  • BIW union members face investigation

    BATH — Suspended officers of Bath Iron Works' largest union, Local S6, faced a preliminary inquiry on Wednesday and Thursday to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to go ahead with a formal hearing into allegations they mismanaged the local.

  • Bath Comp Plan elicits few comments; on its way to Augusta

    BATH — After no public comment – or attendance – during the Comprehensive Plan portion of Tuesday's Planning Board meeting, the plan will soon be sent to Augusta for state review.

  • Shipway to ship out at BIW

    BATH — John "Dugan" Shipway announced last week that he will end his nearly six-year tenure as president of Bath Iron Works in April, and that Jeffrey Geiger, senior vice president of operations, would succeed him to become the shipyard's 13th president.

  • m-bathhabitat Habitat for Humanity dedicates 14th house in Bath

    BATH — Despite the depressing economic times, Valerie Herrick and her son, Jon, were able to celebrate moving out of their hard-to-heat Brunswick apartment last week and into a new energy-efficient house built just for them.

  • m-bathbiw-011609 BIW lays off 179 employees

    BATH — Bath Iron Works' production union was notified Jan. 8 that the shipyard would be laying off 179 employees effective Jan. 23, BIW spokesman Jim DeMartini said