All American Marine, a Bellingham-based boat manufacturer, will receive nearly $1 million in federal grant money to invest in capital improvements, according to an announcement from U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, a Democrat representing Washington’s 2nd Congressional District.
The grant, which totals $999,100, is made possible by the U.S. Maritime Administration’s Small Shipyard Grant Program.
“Small shipyards in Northwest Washington are jobs powerhouses that help drive our economy,” Larsen said, in a press release. “I have fought for a long time to fund the small shipyards grants because they keep our shipyards competitive in the international maritime market. This grant for All American Marine will let them make capital investments that will directly support Bellingham workers for years to come.”
All American Marine will use the funding to purchase cranes and other equipment.