2023 Industrial Base Report

A Critical Moment for the Shipbuilding Industry – ACIBC Industrial Base Assessment

ACIBC recently performed an analysis on the health, capacity, and future of the nuclear-powered U.S. Navy aircraft carrier industrial base. The report focuses on the challenges to the industrial base, and how to sustain and maintain the shipbuilding base, which is a national security imperative. This is the first report with a second, more comprehensive report to be released in March 2024.
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Action Days 2022

ACTION DAYS 2024 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Our two-day Action Days event will be taking place in-person on Tuesday, March 19th – Wednesday, March 20th of 2024 at the Fairmont Georgetown Hotel and on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Click HERE to register today!

Board Members

ACIBC WELCOMES TWO NEW REGIONAL BOARD MEMBERS

We are excited to share that Jim Kenny will be joining the ACIBC Board as Vice Chair and Rob Hogan will serve as the Mid-Atlantic Chair. Join us in congratulating the new members of our leadership!

Our Priorities

A NATION OF RESILIANCE AND IMPACT

Today’s U.S. Navy aircraft carriers are the stunning result of over 2,000 companies in 45 states performing $9.6 billion worth of work. These businesses provide the parts that make these ships an unmatched expression of military power—capable of delivering sustained and overwhelming warfighting force around the globe.

Ford Milestones
ACIBC SPOTLIGHT
ACIBC Chairwoman Lisa Papini spoke with Justin Katz at Breaking Defense on the importance of stable and predictable funding for Ford-class construction.

“As I engage with [different companies], there’s a concern that if CVN 82 is delayed, many would need to lay off workers … or to revise a business model to deprioritize Navy shipbuilding.”
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WHO WE ARE

The Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition (ACIBC) represents businesses that supply parts, equipment and services for the construction and maintenance of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. Established in 2004, ACIBC seeks to preserve the strength of the aircraft carrier force and promote the value of the aircraft carrier industrial base as a vital part of the nation’s overall defense structure.

WHAT WE DO

We seek to preserve the strength of the aircraft carrier force and promote the value of the industrial base as a vital part of the nation’s overall defense structure. We are advocates for not only increased congressional funding for carrier programs, but for the thousands of American jobs supported by this funding.

WHAT WE STAND FOR

Aircraft carriers are built and maintained with parts built by over 2,000 businesses spread out across the United States – helping inject $9.4 billion into communities across the country. Stability in aircraft carrier programs is critical not only to our national security, but also to the shipbuilding industrial base as well.

Data reflects spending between 2018-2022. Last updated March 2023.

OUR IMPACT

ACIBC member companies are making a difference across the country, creating tens of thousands of jobs and helping keep Americans safe by supplying the Navy with parts it needs to build aircraft carriers.

Dante Valve President Lisa Papini visits USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

Bellflower, CA — Dante Valve President Lisa Papini recently had the great honor of participating in a U.S. Navy Distinguished Visitor Embark (DVE) flight excursion to ...
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Dante Valve Executive Charlie Smith Takes In Thrills Of DVE Aircraft Carrier Experience​

Norfolk, VA — Charlie Smith, Dante Valve’s General Manager of East Coast Operations, was honored to participate in a recent U.S. Navy Distinguished Visitor Embark ...
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Representative Joe Courtney Visits Design Automation Associates in Windsor Locks, CT

Windsor Locks, CT — Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT-02) visited Design Automation Associates (DAA) while in Windsor Locks to see the jobs and businesses the U.S. Navy ...
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