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Shipyard work continues as winter fleet prepares to leave

It’s business as usual for one major employer in Door County, despite Governor Tony Evers’ “Safer at Home” order Wednesday.  Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is part of the critical infrastructure industry that is exempt from the order.  Todd Thayse, vice-president and general manager, says the shipyard in Sturgeon Bay remains busy and the 12 commercial winter fleet vessels currently docked are near completion.  He says the vessels will be departing later this month to begin hauling critical products like grain and coal.  The shipyard has implemented safeguards, like multiple daily cleanings of high traffic areas, travel restrictions, and social distancing at the facility, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  

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