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This expansion would mean 25 new jobs

Fairlead Boatworks officials broke ground on an expansion last week. (HNNDaily staff photo/ courtesy of the city of Newport News.)
Fairlead Boatworks officials broke ground on an expansion last week. (HNNDaily photo/Courtesy of the City of Newport News.)

NEWPORT NEWS — Fairlead Boatworks is bringing 25 new jobs to the city.

The ship repair company broke ground on a new facility at 601 Jefferson Ave. last Friday.

The new building will include a 10,000-square-foot facility, which will be dedicated to the preservation of boats, and a 11,200-square-foot wing, which will allow for the expansion of vessel repairs and light fabrication, according to a news release from Fairlead Boatworks.

Fairlead Boatworks is the marine services division of Fairlead Integrated, which offers drydock and dockside repair and fabrication services for commercial and government vessels.

The expansion cost $5 million total, according to the news release. Fairlead Boatworks also has office space at 1008 Jefferson Ave.

For information on the expansion, visit here.

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