General Dynamics to Acquire Earl Industries’ Ship Repair Division
June 29th, 2012
Portsmouth, VA – General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has entered an agreement to acquire the Ship Repair and Coatings Division of Earl Industries. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close this summer.
“The acquisition of the Ship Repair and Coatings Division of Earl Industries will extend the reach of NASSCO’s ship maintenance and repair operations in two key East Coast naval ports,” said Fred Harris, president, General Dynamics NASSCO. “This move enhances General Dynamics’ ability to deliver cost-effective maintenance and repair services to the U.S. Navy, maximizing the life of in-service ships for the betterment of the entire U.S. fleet.”
The Ship Repair and Coatings Division of Earl Industries will become part of the shipbuilding, mainten
ance and repair operations of San Diego-based General Dynamics NASSCO, a leading provider of ships to the Navy and a major producer of Jones Act commercial vessels.
Congratulations to Earl Precision Manufacturing, Human Resources and Purchasing for achieving ISO9001-2008 Registration as of June 18, 2012.
Earl Industries Recognized by SCA for Excellent Safety Record
March 8, 2012
Portsmouth, Virginia. The Shipbuilders Council of America recently awarded Earl Industries the 2011 SCA Award for Excellence in Safety. Each year SCA awards this honor to shipyard members with the lowest total recordable incidence rates based on a quarterly injury and illness survey conducted by the association.
Earl was also awarded the 2011 SCA Award for Improvement in Safety. This award goes to shipyard members with a 10% or more year-on-year reduction in total recordable incidence rates (TRIR).
In 12 out of the last 13 years, SCA’s average TRIR has been more than 20% below the industry average. According to Ian Bennitt, SCA’s Manager of Government Affairs, “2011 was the SCA’s lowest TRIR average ever. This amazing accomplishment is the culmination of years of your dedication to the safety and health of your workers.”
Shane Bangert, Earl’s Corporate Safety Director, will be presented with these awards at the SCA’s April meeting in Washington, DC.
For more information, contact Earl Industries’ Safety Department at (757) 215-2500.
Source: Shipbuilders Council of America
Earl Industries to Display CVN 78 Voice-Data-Video Network Switch at AFCEA West 2012
On January 24-26, Earl Industries will join its integration partner, Acumentrics, in Booth #731 at AFCEA West 2012 in San Diego. On display will be Earl Integrated Power & Controls’ MilCOTS product engineering capabilities, in the form of a militarized Voice-Data-Video network switch, which Earl IPC designed and qualified for use aboard the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier. Acumentrics is a leader in Rugged-UPS™ (AC and DC uninterruptible power supplies) for military and industrial power conditioning, backup power supplies, and other mission-critical applications. Click here to locate Booth #731 on the exhibit floor.
EARL SHIP REPAIR FLORIDA AWARDED USS TAYLOR (FFG 50) CMAV CONTRACT
Earl Industries‘ Florida Ship Repair Division was recently awarded a Continuous Maintenance Availability contract for hull, machinery, electrical, and piping work on USS TAYLOR (FFG 50). The period of performance for this contract awarded by the Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) is 3 January 2012 through 24 January 2012.
EARL SHIP REPAIR FLORIDA AWARDED USS KLAKRING (FFG 42) CMAV CONTRACT
Earl Industries‘ Florida Ship Repair Division was recently awarded a Continuous Maintenance Availability contract for hull, machinery, electrical, and piping work on USS KLAKRING (FFG 42). The period of performance for this contract awarded by the Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) is 27 December 2011 through 27 January 2012.
EARL SHIP REPAIR FLORIDA AWARDED USS UNDERWOOD CMAV CONTRACT
Earl Industries‘ Florida Ship Repair Division was recently awarded a Continuous Maintenance Availability contract for hull, machinery, electrical, and piping work on USS UNDERWOOD (FFG 36). The period of performance for this contract awarded by the Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) is 19 December 2011 to 13 January 2012.
EARL SHIP REPAIR FLORIDA AWARDED USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS CMAV CONTRACT
Earl Industries‘ Florida Ship Repair Division was recently awarded a Continuous Maintenance Availability contract for hull, machinery, electrical, electronics, and piping work on USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG 58). The period of performance for this contract, awarded by the Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC), is 16 December 2011 through 13 January 2012 and 20 February 2012 through 09 March 2012.
Earl Industries and Acumentrics Develop Power Supply for US Navy
(Westwood, MA – December 1, 2011) Limited space, weight allowances, and the need to access components of an integrated system required a new solution. Acumentrics, working with Earl Industries, modified an existing Rugged UPS to power an innovative, vertically mounted voice-data-video (VDV) network node for the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier.
Due to the ever changing demands of communications and surveillance systems for military applications, it is imperative that power source suppliers like Acumentrics maintain strong engineering capabilities and nimble manufacturing processes. This along with the company’s ISO9001:2008 certification meant that Acumentrics was the top choice to assist Earl Industries in fulfilling its contract.
According to Keith Hubble, MilCOTS Department Manager, Earl Integrated Power & Controls. “From the very beginning the Acumentrics team has been incredibly responsive to our requirements as well as the specifications of the contract.” He went on to say that, “It has been an excellent experience, leading to a sound, trusting business relationship we plan to maintain for a long time.”
While Acumentrics has fielded many shipboard UPS systems, the specifications for the VDV contract required significant modifications. After implementation of the adaptations, the newly designed unit was successfully tested and certified to MIL-STD-1399 and MILSTD-461.
Physically, it had to conform seamlessly to the overall system and into a shock mount enclosure. The battery also needed to be user replaceable from the vertical orientation when the enclosure was in the “rack out” position.
In terms of changing internal components, the inverter portion of the Rugged UPS had to be integrated between the server and modem. This was accomplished through two alterations. First, the team developed a 1U battery pack that would mount in the vertical position. Next, a redesign of the chassis to eliminate the space of the existing battery compartment to save room and provide cabling and connectors to tie into the separate battery pack. Other features were added including multiple AC inputs for redundancy.
“Our relationship with Earl Integrated Power & Controls is a prime example of how Acumentrics can work closely with a partner to modify an existing product to meet demanding specifications,” said Steven Graves, vice president of sales and marketing at Acumentrics. “It was a collaborative effort, not without challenges. In the end, we delivered a certified product, on-time, which met all of our customers needs and further strengthened the relationship between our companies.”
About Earl Integrated Power & Controls
Earl Integrated Power & Controls, a division of Earl Industries, is a leader in the design, fabrication and installation of Mil-Spec solutions based on commercial-off-the-shelf products and open standards. It also designs and manufactures rugged Hybrid Renewable Power solutions for United States Expeditionary Forces, and Power Distribution and Security Systems for the United States Navy. The company installs and supports its products globally.
Acumentrics Holding Corporation, headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts, consists of two wholly-owned subsidiaries: Acumentrics RUPS (Rugged Uninterruptible Power Supplies) and Acumentrics SOFC (Solid Oxide Fuel Cells). The RUPS subsidiary is a trusted market leader in rugged AC and DC power sources for harsh and combat environments as well as heavy-duty industrial applications. RUPS products provide clean power conditioning and battery backup when reliability is mission-critical. In business since 1994, Acumentrics is a preferred supplier of US-made power electronics to most of the world’s largest prime defense contractors.
The SOFC subsidiary develops and manufactures a line of clean, reliable electric power generators with DC or AC outputs up to 10kW. These electrical power generators apply a proprietary tubular, ceramics-based fuel cell technology to serve remote, off grid and military applications. Acumentrics generators efficiently convert commonly available propane, natural gas or liquid fuels directly to electricity without combustion.
Acumentrics Holding Corporation is an ISO 9001:2008-certified company. For more information, please visit www.acumentrics.com, or call or +1-.
Earl Industries is selected for Newport News Shipbuilding Supplier Delegated Inspection Program (SDI)
Portsmouth, VA. – Earl Industries announced today that it has been selected by Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding of Newport News, VA for its Supplier Delegated Inspection Program (SDI).
The SDI designation allows Earl Industries to provide source inspection services on behalf of Newport News Shipbuilding. This prestigious distinction is afforded by NNS to those suppliers which have demonstrated a consistently high level of quality in the products provided to NNS.
Earl Industries, Manufacturing Division is ISO 9001- 2008 and AS9100B- 2004 certified and has been a primary supplier to NNS for over 10 years supplying marine ventilation, complex metal fabrications, and other shipboard support fabrications.
Brian Miller, Director of Manufacturing, said, “Earl Industries is extremely proud of this designation and it is a reflection on the company’s hard work and commitment to meeting NNS’s requirements through thorough planning and continuous process improvements.
About Earl Industries:
Earl Industries, founded in 1985, is one of the nation’s preeminent ship repair contractors to the US Navy. The company maintains comprehensive ship repair facilities in two of the Navy’s most important ports: Portsmouth, VA and Mayport, FL. Earl’s corporate divisions include Earl Ship Repair, Earl Precision Manufacturing, Earl Advanced Preservation Solutions and Earl Integrated Power & Controls. For more information visit earl-ind.com