World at Work: Marinette, Wisconsin

By Jane Hwang - 2013-03-07T18:06:34Z

Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

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Pieces of the Puzzle

Plate steel sits in a storage warehouse at Marinette Marine Corp. The LCS project ranks significantly in the effort to meet the Navy’s goal of a fleet with 306 ships -- up from the current 288 -- even as older vessels are retired. Littoral combat ships would make up about 17 percent of the Navy’s future fleet and would account for more than a third of all surface combatants.