Electric boat to build workforce

By News Staff


NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House is
visiting Rhode Island to discuss workforce training and tour Electric
Boat's submarine manufacturing plant at Quonset Point.

Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland is scheduled to join Democratic U.S.
representatives James Langevin and David Cicilline Friday at events
throughout the state.

The tour of Electric Boat's facility is intended to highlight the need to maintain funding for submarine production.

Boat, a subsidiary of Virginia-based General Dynamics Corp, builds the
submarines. The company employees more than 10,000 workers at Quonset
Point and Groton, Conn.

Hoyer also plans to participate in discussions about workforce training and efforts to boost local manufacturing jobs.