Industrial maritime company Vigor is seeking a dredging permit for the marina near the company’s Vancouver

Industrial maritime company Vigor is seeking a dredging permit for the marina near the company’s Vancouver shipyard to serve as the launch point for a batch of its next-generation military landing craft. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received Vigor’s application in December, according to a Jan. 27 public notice. The Corps had previously issued a permit for dredging at the same site in 2013, but it had expired. The small cove near Marine Park doesn’t have a name; the application refers to it as the Vigor Industrial LLC marina. It includes a dock where the Vancouver Fire Department stores one of its fire boats and an oversized ramp that has traditionally been used to launch luxury yachts built by Christensen Shipyards. Vigor purchased the Christensen shipyard in the Columbia Business Center a year ago, and Christensen spent the summer finishing up its two final boats before relocating to Tennessee. The shipyard was an ideal size for Vigor, which had just landed a 10-year contract to build the new army vessels. The $1 billion contract calls for 37 of the new amphibious landing craft, officially called Maneuver Support Vessel (Light), or MSV(L). The all-aluminum craft will replac...

CE Pro’s 2019 Quest for Quality Awards: Best Suppliers in the Home-Tech Channel

We have plenty of awards programs and “Best of” accolades in the home-technology channel for products and technologies that wow dealers and consumers alike. But integrators rarely choose product lines based on feature sets and technological innovation alone. They consider the strength of the vendors that develop and support the products. That’s why CE Pro continues to survey our readership to find out which manufacturers and distributors in the custom integration channel help dealers meet all the expectations and aspirations of their clients. Now in its ninth year, the Quest for Quality Awards includes silver, gold and platinum honors for those companies that have been singled out in numerous checkbox categories by integrators for their commitment to service — whether it’s general communication, tech support, warranties, sales and marketing help, shipping, lead generation, incentive programs, training, trade show offerings, website and social media presence and more. Many names have earned repeat appearances on the list, some have even been included or noted in the same category for most or all of the nine years in the Q4Q’s history. Other names are new to receiving ...