World at Work: Marinette, Wisconsin

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

Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

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An employee looks over paperwork as he works on a component of a U.S. Navy LCS. The ship is small -- two of the vessels could fit end-to-end alongside an aircraft carrier, with room to spare. It's fast, too: capable of traveling at 40 knots, compared with about 29 knots for a frigate.