Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) was founded in 1942 along the Menominee River in Marinette, Wis. to meet America’s growing demand for naval construction. FMM has since grown into a world-class shipbuilder, having designed and built more than 1,500 vessels.
Fincantieri Marinette Marine is part of the Fincantieri Marine Group, the United States division of Italian enterprise FINCANTIERI. With a history dating back more than 200 years and a track record of producing more than 7,000 ships, FINCANTIERI is one of the world’s largest shipbuilders with 18 shipyards on four different continents and employing nearly 20,000 shipbuilding professionals.
Our parent company, FINCANTIERI, has invested over $300 million in Fincantieri Marinette Marine and our other Wisconsin shipyards. We recently completed an extensive capital expansion program transforming our 550,000 square foot operations into a modern shipbuilding powerhouse, to include manufacturing, warehouse, and receiving space, and the capacity to simultaneously build seven Littoral Combat Ships in serial production. FMM employs cutting-edge computer-controlled manufacturing equipment and has heavy-lift capabilities to meet the most demanding requirement.
Fincantieri Marinette Marine develops innovative technologies and continuously refines its production capabilities to meet the demands of government clients. We build extraordinary vessels and provide excellent after-sales service and logistics support. This business philosophy is the basis of our reputation for superior service and on-time delivery. It is the foundation of our vision and leadership in providing complete marine solutions.
Fincantieri Marinette Marine boasts some of the best engineering and naval architecture minds in the industry, a skilled, safe, and motivated workforce, and a management team keenly focused on quality. The company is internationally recognized for innovative and highly efficient, modular, subassembly, and assembly-line manufacturing techniques. Our sophistication in construction methods has allowed Fincantieri Marinette Marine to build some of the most technologically advanced vessels on the planet.
FMM has developed a safety culture that filters through every level of the organization with safety leadership and employee engagement. We have received numerous awards from safety organizations evidence of our commitment to the health, safety, wellbeing, and professional growth of our workforce.
Our safety culture is built around situational awareness and implemented through a combination of classroom training, behavioral science, pre-job safety meetings, preventative measures, and shipyard drills.
We are committed to preventing injury and ill health for our employees, our associates, our customers, and our families. Our program for eliminating unsafe conditions, minimizing and controlling risks included:
Fincantieri Marinette Marine is committed to investing in our people as well as the communities in which we live and work.
We have created outreach programs with STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) educators in both rural and urban school districts, hosting them on-site to provide a hands-on, real-world experience that they can share with their students ages K-12 and beyond. We partner with several collegiate technical training programs to provide education and promote careers in manufacturing and shipbuilding throughout the Midwest.
Our Women in Shipbuilding employee program strives to ensure that women have a voice, are empowered to grow in their careers, can help shape our culture and work environment, and inspire other women to seek similar careers.
Our people embody our Mission, Vision, and Values by supporting numerous organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club, local Rotary and Lions Clubs, local Food Pantries, the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, the United Way, and several more.
Preserving and protecting the environment is a key aspect of Marinette Marine’s company culture. Prior to submitting a Tier 1 application for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Green Tier program, the facility implemented an environmental management system that is certified to the ISO 14001 standard. Environmental goals for the facility include reducing water and energy consumption and increasing environmental awareness among employees so they understand the positive impact of their everyday work. The facility has pursued creative awareness campaigns for their employees to promote water and air quality protection as well as waste reduction through recycling programs.
In January 2022, Marinette Marine became a participant in another voluntary environmentally focused program called Green Marine. Green Marine is the largest voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry.
Other environmental goals for 2022 include:
The Fincantieri family of shipyards has a synergy and integration across the globe sharing best practices that result in greater efficiencies, improved capacity, and reduced costs.
We have built more than 1,500 ships that operate in challenging environments such as offshore exploration and production, polar operations, maritime security, and military sealift in the littorals.
Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s portfolio includes the U.S. Navy’s Constellation Class Frigates, the Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ships, the improved Navy Lighterage System, mine countermeasure vessels, and ocean tugs, as well as U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers, buoy tenders, and response vessels. Because of our record of delivering ahead of schedule and within contracted costs, FMM has a long-standing relationship with the United States Navy and the United States Coast Guard.
Our Design-to-Build methodology means that every stage of design is pre-calculated with consideration for ease and efficiency of construction. This translates into reduced cost, timely delivery, and added value to our customers.
We are proud to be ISO 9001:2015 Certified.
Organizations that achieve and maintain this certification work tirelessly to deliver the highest possible quality in all of their products. ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements and regulatory standards that the organization’s quality management system must support and make possible through its production methods.
Our processes are independently audited by regulators from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Fincantieri Marinette Marine continues to expand. As our waterfront construction continues in a portion of the Menominee River adjacent to the shipyard, we sometimes need to limit river traffic in this location for a few minutes each weekday afternoon from 4 – 5 p.m. CT, so that large sections of bedrock can be broken up and safely removed.
Our work along our waterfront is scheduled to be complete mid-Autumn. We have coordinated with the Army Corps of Engineers, local law enforcement, the U.S. Coast Guard, the cities of Marinette and Menominee, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to facilitate our activities in a safe and responsible manner.
This work is required for FMM to build and deliver larger vessels under contract with the U.S. Navy. We appreciate your patience and endeavor to minimize the impact on those who enjoy the Menominee River as much as we do. Keep in mind that the Menominee River will be open for all traffic and activities every day, except for a few minutes each weekday afternoon. We plan to limit construction activities to weekdays only, and we will observe holidays.