MADISON – State Representative Elijah Behnke (R-Oconto) issued the following statement regarding Marinette Marine being awarded a $553.8 million contract by the Department of Defense (DoD):

“I am beyond excited that the DoD awarded this contract to Marinette Marine.  What a great opportunity in the 89th Assembly District.  We’re proud to have Marinette Marine in the district, they’re a great company and one I’m excited to see continue to grow.”

“It’s a huge honor that the first-in-class USS Constellation (FFG-62) frigate will be built in the 89th.  This is a great partnership between Marinette Marine and the DoD, one that will provide numerous jobs and economic benefits to the area.”

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