space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* From Our Readers...
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Marinette's Season Ends With Loss in Regional Final
* Peshtigo Youth Track Club was Big Success
* Komp Wins Feature at Norway Speedway
* DNR Offering Surface Water Grant Funding
* Area Athletes Earn WFSCA All District/State Honors

space
Peshtigo Fire
space
e-Edition
Now Available
For more information
click here
dot
THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
space
dot
space
021721frontGroundbreaking.jpg

MARINETTE MARINE GROUNDBREAKING - The people in the shovel images are from left to right: Corey Brumbaugh, Miron Construction; Jan Allman, CEO, Fincantieri Marinette Marine; Steve Genisot, Mayor of Marinette; Dario Deste, President and CEO, Fincantieri Marine Group; Uriah Wolfe, Graef; Vice Adm. (Ret.) Richard Hunt, President, Fincantieri Marinette Marine; and Andy Heimbuch, President, Boilermakers Union, Local 696.

Marinette Marine Breaks Ground For Largest Building Ever On Site

Issue Date: February 17, 2021

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, executives of Fincantieri Marinette Marine broke ground on Building 34 - a new enclosed fabrication facility to accommodate production of the U.S. Navy's new FFG(X) frigate, the future Constellation class. 

According to news postings, Fincantieri Marinette would have preferred to hold an all-hands groundbreaking ceremony with the entire shipyard staff and the local community, but opted for a scaled-down version due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Those attending had a lot to celebrate: the new Building 34 will be the largest in the yard's history, and it will support work on a 10-hull, $5.5 billion contract for the Navy (if all options are exercised).

The multi-million dollar building is just one component of Fincantieri's $200 million capital expansion in Wisconsin. In addition, the largest ship lift in the U.S. is being built along the waterfront at the shipyard in Marinette, and improvements are being made to other buildings there to facilitate upcoming frigate production. 

Across the bay at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, construction is already under way on several new buildings where large blocks of the frigate's hull will be constructed before being shipped to Marinette, where they will be joined together inside of Building 34.

"Building 34 is a key element to our Constellation-class frigate production," said Dario Deste, president and CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group. "This will allow us to complete construction of two 500-foot ships at the same time inside of a massive climate-controlled facility. We are improving our facilities, but also adding to our workforce, with engineers, project managers, and nearly every skilled trade."

Fincantieri's FFG(X) design is based on its existing FREMM frigate, which is in use with French, Italian and Moroccan forces. The FREMM ("Fregata Europea Multi-Missione") has been in service since 2012, and the Italian Navy variant has a 30-knot top speed, a range of 6,800 miles and a 130-member crew. 

The FFG(X) is a multi-role surface combatant with built-in capability to conduct air defense, anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare operations. Its systems will be derived from standard Navy gear, like an AN/SPY-6-based radar, a Baseline Ten (BL10) Aegis Combat System and a complement of Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) cells for SM-series missiles. These systems are in use aboard multiple U.S. Navy vessel classes, making it easier to keep spare parts in stock and train sailors on a common platform. FFG(X) will replace the lightly-armed Littoral Combat Ship variants in future production.

Building 34, largest in Marinette Marine history, will be big enough to build up to two of the new new 500-foot frigate-class ships at a time.

"This groundbreaking marks a significant moment in the history of Fincantieri Marinette Marine and our local community. In April 2020, the award for the FFG-62 put in motion an expansion plan that has changed the trajectory of our shipyard," Fincantieri Marinette Marine CEO Jan Allman said of the new building and related expansion plans. Company officials hope Building 34 can be completed by the end of the year.

Fincantieri Marinette Marine was awarded the contract by the United States Navy to design and build the first Constellation-class guided-missile frigate in April 2020 with an option to build nine additional ships.


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
07-29-2021Front Page
Peshtigo Cemetery Marker Back After Refurbishing

07-29-2021Front Page
Crivitz Classes To Be Mask Free And In Person For 2021-2022

07-29-2021Front Page
Marinette Administrator Presents School Reopening Plan To Board

07-29-2021Front Page
Controversy Swirls Around Wausaukee Rescue Squad

07-29-2021Front Page
Town Board To Review Several Water Options

07-29-2021Front Page
Jury Brings Guilty Verdicts In Old McClintock Murder Case

07-29-2021Community - Coleman
CHS Class of 1981 40 Year Reunion

07-29-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman Class of ඎ Reunion is Sept. 11th

07-29-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman Golf Outing For Old Wrestling Boards

07-29-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman Pound Library "Bricks in the Park"

07-28-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman/Pound Senior Bingo Club Disbands

07-28-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Board To Weigh ARPA Fund Projects

07-28-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Area Has Need for Licensed Daycare

07-28-2021Community - Crivitz
American Legion Member Open House Cookout Aug. 18

07-28-2021Community - Crivitz
Auto Junkiez 4 Veterans Car, Truck, Bike Show

07-28-2021Community - Wausaukee
Silver Cliff Fire and Rescue Auxiliary Plan for Parade, Picnic

07-28-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Students Win Legion Auxiliary Awards

07-28-2021Community - Wausaukee
WBA Scavenger Hunt Gives Away Gas Grill

07-28-2021Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane Chair Praises Fireman's Picnic Success

07-28-2021Sports
Marinette's Season Ends With Loss in Regional Final

07-28-2021Sports
Peshtigo Youth Track Club was Big Success

07-28-2021Sports
Komp Wins Feature at Norway Speedway

07-28-2021Sports
DNR Offering Surface Water Grant Funding

07-28-2021Sports
Area Athletes Earn WFSCA All District/State Honors

07-28-2021Perspectives
From Our Readers...

07-28-2021Perspectives
From My Window

07-28-2021Perspectives
Country Cousin

07-28-2021Obituaries
Carol J. Babcock

07-28-2021Obituaries
Carol J. Behnke

07-28-2021Obituaries
Sharon A. Biever

07-28-2021Obituaries
Mary Ann Colassacco

07-28-2021Obituaries
Gary Crandall

07-28-2021Obituaries
Dale W. Green

07-28-2021Obituaries
Laura M. Hall

07-28-2021Obituaries
Angeline C. Jacob

07-28-2021Obituaries
Betty A. Johnson

07-28-2021Obituaries
Sylvia R. Kahler

07-28-2021Obituaries
Barbara A. Kowalski

07-28-2021Obituaries
Christine M. Krienke

07-28-2021Obituaries
William E. LaBombard

07-28-2021Obituaries
Therese A. Lescelius

07-28-2021Obituaries
Donald J. Mailloux

07-28-2021Obituaries
Delores Paugh

07-28-2021Obituaries
Cynthia S. Reed

07-28-2021Obituaries
Mary Samsa

07-28-2021Obituaries
Ronald H. Seidl

07-28-2021Obituaries
Darcy L. Slayton

07-28-2021Obituaries
Melvin E. Smiley

07-28-2021Obituaries
John M. Stoneburner Jr.

07-28-2021Obituaries
Marvin N. Strehlow

07-28-2021Obituaries
Arthur Thurow

07-28-2021Obituaries
Lynda M. Wilczak

07-28-2021Obituaries
Michael P. Wolf

07-22-2021Front Page
Peshtigo Parks & Rec Christmas In July Event Very Successful

07-22-2021Front Page
PHS Alumni Pepper "Fore" Peshtigo Scholarship Golf Outing was Success

07-22-2021Front Page
Clerk Clarence Coble Adresses Town Board

07-22-2021
Clerk Clarence Coble Adresses Town Board

07-22-2021Front Page
Approximately 300 Gather to Celebrate Menominee River

07-22-2021Front Page
Aquila Withdraws Latest Safety Permit Request

07-22-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Ski Cats place 3rd at State Waterski Championships

07-22-2021Community - Crivitz
Friends of Crivitz Airport Met July 17

07-22-2021Community - Crivitz
Paul Seidl Named Member of Year for Bowhunters Club

07-22-2021Community - Crivitz
Place CBA Rummage Sale on Map By Aug. 4

07-22-2021
Coleman Fire Department Picnic Was Huge Success

07-22-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman Class of ඎ Reunion is Sept. 11th

07-22-2021Community - Wausaukee
Patriot Club Raises $6,000 For BDP, Goodman Youth

07-22-2021Community - Wausaukee
Silver Cliff Blood Drive Net 41 Pints

07-22-2021Community - Wausaukee
Silver Cliff Fire and Rescue Prepares for Parade, Picnic

07-22-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wagner To Seek Legal Input On Old Depot Demolition

07-22-2021Sports
Nemetz Leads Marines NEC All-Conference Selections

07-22-2021Sports
11 Bulldogs Receive 2021 Packerland Softball/Baseball Post-Season Honors

07-22-2021Sports
Ty Kretz Wins Little River 2021 Club Championship

07-22-2021Sports
Upriver Lakes Sturgeon Spearing Application Deadline August 1

07-22-2021Sports
DNR Seeking Public Input On PFAS Contamination In Marinette/Peshtigo

07-22-2021Perspectives
From My Window

07-22-2021Perspectives
Country Cousin

07-22-2021Perspectives
From Our Readers...

07-22-2021Obituaries
Auralia Feifarek

07-22-2021Obituaries
Steven R. Gigant

07-22-2021Obituaries
Eugene P. Grille

07-22-2021Obituaries
Geraldine F. Heinz

07-22-2021Obituaries
David W. Jahns

07-22-2021Obituaries
Lloyd P. Kaufman

07-22-2021Obituaries
Nancy L. McDonald

07-22-2021Obituaries
Dominic E. Nowak

07-22-2021Obituaries
Maryann E. Richlen

07-22-2021Obituaries
Sandra A. Saunier

07-22-2021Obituaries
Sharon A. Schramm

07-22-2021Obituaries
Duane F. Schwartz

07-22-2021Obituaries
Donald Stank

07-15-2021Front Page
New Playground For Badger Park Okayed

07-15-2021Front Page
Town Of Peshtigo Board Meets In Special Session

07-15-2021Front Page
Ceranski Protest Leaves No School Board Quorum

07-15-2021Front Page
Recreation Deputies Give Updates on ATV/UTV Rules

07-15-2021Front Page
Genealogy Group To Present 1871 "Stories From The Ashes"

07-15-2021Community - Coleman
Pound To Implement 2019 3% Sewer Rate Increase

07-15-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman Schools To Reopen With Normal Rules In Place

07-15-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman Fireman's Picnic, Parade Events July 16, 17

07-15-2021Community - Coleman
Eckstrom Receives National Honor for Academic Achievement

07-15-2021Community - Coleman
Hillside North Hosts Back To Church Sunday and Picnic

07-15-2021Community - Crivitz
Country Gospel Jam Friday, July 16

07-15-2021Community - Crivitz
Zietlow Receives $2,500 Scholarship from Cousins

07-15-2021Community - Wausaukee
Coming to 1st Presbyterian Church in Wausaukee July 18

07-15-2021Community - Wausaukee
Silver Cliff Centennial Craft Show is Aug. 13

07-15-2021Sports
Coleman's Matt Osterberg Picked by Phillies in MLB Draft

07-15-2021Sports
Coleman's Casper Quailifes for State Amateur with Win at Fox Valley G.C.

07-15-2021Sports
4th Annual "Swing Fore Hope" Golf Outing Thursday, July 29

07-15-2021Sports
Sharp-Tiled Grouse Hunting Season Closed for Fall 2021

07-15-2021Sports
DNR Following Multi-State Reports Of Sick Songbirds

07-15-2021Perspectives
From My Window

07-15-2021Perspectives
Country Cousin

07-15-2021Perspectives
From Our Readers...

07-15-2021Obituaries
Michelle L. Bayer

07-15-2021Obituaries
Jennifer L. Boehler

07-15-2021Obituaries
Roger "Roge" Evers

07-15-2021Obituaries
Charles D. Guay

07-15-2021Obituaries
William H. Harris

07-15-2021Obituaries
Elma Hertel

07-15-2021Obituaries
William J. Jacomet

07-15-2021Obituaries
Margaret Catherine Lentz

07-15-2021Obituaries
Reginald D. Peterson

07-15-2021Obituaries
Daniel J. Prue

07-15-2021Obituaries
Michael J. Shanks Jr.

07-15-2021Obituaries
Donald Stank

07-15-2021Obituaries
Marilyn R. Steier

07-15-2021Obituaries
Jaycee R. Sunshine Vallier

07-08-2021Front Page
Police Chief Rick Badgley Retires, Mike Sievert Named Interim Chief

07-08-2021Front Page
Fire Destroys Pole Building At Baumgarten Residence

07-08-2021Front Page
Landfill Future Again On MarOco Agenda

07-08-2021Front Page
Marinette Council Says No To Proposed Water Resolution

07-08-2021Front Page
Salaries On Agenda For Peshtigo School Board

07-08-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman School Board To Set Re-Opening Plans On July 12

07-08-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman Village Board To Meet On July 12

07-08-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman W&S To Meet On July 12

07-08-2021Community - Crivitz
Family Funday Day in Crivitz

07-08-2021Community - Crivitz
LNRB Meets July 14

07-08-2021Community - Crivitz
Crafters Needed for Crivitz Art in the Park

07-08-2021Community - Crivitz
KC's Offer Two Scholarships On What Patriotism Means

07-08-2021Community - Wausaukee
Large Crowds Enjoy Wausaukee 4th of July

07-08-2021Community - Wausaukee
Register for Wausaukee Back to School Program

07-08-2021Community - Wausaukee
May Need Extension For Wausaukee Well Project

07-08-2021Community - Wausaukee
Fall Fest Book Sale in Wausaukee

07-08-2021Sports
Marines Fall in State Semi-Final 4-1

07-08-2021Sports
Compe/Hoida to Play In WFSCA All Star Game

07-08-2021Sports
7th Annual Friends of Mike Golf Outing Friday, July 23

07-08-2021Sports
Three Marines Receive GCAW All State Academic Honors

07-08-2021Sports
Justin Mondiek Takes Second Straight Stateline Challenge

07-08-2021Perspectives
From My Window

07-08-2021Perspectives
From Our Readers...

07-08-2021Perspectives
Country Cousin


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Are you pleased that Aaron Rodgers will be playing for the Green Bay Packers in the 2021-22 season?
space Yes
No
Undecided
space
TO VOTE CLICK
YES, NO or UNDECIDED

Suggest a Question
space .
space
FRONT
space
.
space
CLASSIFIEDS
space
.
space
COMMUNITY
space
.
space
GUEST BOOK
space
.
space
NEWS
space
.
space
OBITS
space
.
space
PERSPECTIVES
space
.
space
SPORTS
space
.
space
SUBSCRIBE
space
.
space
.
space
PESHTIGO FIRE
space
.
space
CUSTOM PRINTING
space
.
space
TIMES' SAVER
space
.
space
Click for Peshtigo, Wisconsin Forecast
FORECAST
space
Quick...
News or Ad Search
Enter News key words.
Enter Ad key words.



Peshtigo Times
841 Maple St
PO Box 187
Peshtigo, WI 54157
Phone: 715-582-4541
Email:
News@
PeshtigoTimes.com

space
Fax: 715-582-4662
© 2000-2021
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites