U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) joined company officials and community leaders to christen a newly-built tugboat, "Handy Three," at the Great Lakes Shipyards.
Kaptur said construction of the tugboat, made possible under the Shipyards Act, created approximately 100 jobs.
"We have to play to our strengths in creating new jobs," said Congresswoman Kaptur.
"One of our historical assets along the North Coast has been shipbuilding. In a globalized economy, the demand of maritime transportation will grow dramatically, and we can take advantage of that opportunity right here if we work together."
The vessel that Kaptur christened today is in a class of tugboats that were designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants in Seattle, Washington.