BELOIT - Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer spoke to employees at the Fairbanks Morse Beloit facility Monday and acknowledged the company's decades-long dedication to supporting the U.S. Navy with their critical power solutions.
Spencer was sworn in as the 76th Secretary of the Navy in August of 2017. Prior to his nomination, he served on the Defense Business Board and the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel. During his address to the Fairbanks Morse team, the Secretary showed appreciation for the Fairbanks Morse workforce and the company's vital role as part of the US industrial base.
"You are the bedrock of what national security is all about," Spencer was quoted as saying in a news release from Fairbanks Morse.
Spencer recently named the USS Beloit after the City of Beloit to honor the community and Fairbanks Morse contributions to national security, Secretary Spencer told employees at Fairbanks Morse.
"You all have an invested right into the USS Beloit," he said.
Fairbanks Morse has worked with the Navy since 1938.
"We are truly honored to have received a visit from Secretary Spencer. This gave us the opportunity to express gratitude for our decades-long partnership with the US Navy which we look forward to continuing for generations to come," said Deepak Navnith, president of Fairbanks Morse. "We pride ourselves on delivering unparalleled products and services to one of our greatest customers, the US military. Our entire team is extremely appreciative that the US Navy has entrusted us to support them in their mission of keeping our shores safe."
Fairbanks Morse, a division of EnPro Industries Inc., produces power generation solutions that deliver optimal performance in a wide range of applications from base load and standby in municipal, nuclear, and institutional facilities to locomotive engines, and naval and commercial-class ship propulsion and shipboard power.