Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey
(R-Pa.) today announced that the Heartland Fabrication, LLC in Brownsville,
Pennsylvania has been awarded a $982,954 grant through the Maritime
Administration (MARAD) Small Shipyard Grant Program. Senator Toomey
wrote a letter supporting the grant application.
Fabrication plays a vital role in supporting the
inland waterways transportation system in Fayette County,” said Senator
Toomey. “I was glad to support the application by Heartland
Fabrication and am confident these funds will support their mission to create
career opportunities for robotic welding technicians.”
The awarded funds will be used to support the resumption of a
comprehensive 3-year apprentice training program to strengthen its workforce
and increase the efficiency of shipbuilding operations.