Fincantieri Marinette Marine cut the ribbon on a new building Thursday.
Building 34 is where pieces constructed by workers in Marinette and the company’s Sturgeon Bay location, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, will be assembled into the newest Navy ship ships.
Marinette Marine is currently under contract with the U.S. Navy to produce two guided-missile frigates, the first in the Constellation class at a cost of about $553.8 million each.
“We’re going from building to 3,500 ton ships a year to building to 7,000 times. So it’s a, it’s a bigger ship, takes a bigger workforce,” said Mark Vandroff, CEO of Fincantieri Marinette Marine.