MARCOM Services Awarded Among Top Suppliers of BAE Systems

BAE Systems names MARCOM Services one of its best suppliers to its U.S. ship repair business

MARCOM Services among more than 119 companies recognized at
BAE Systems’ Annual ‘Partner2Win’ supplier awards ceremony

NORFOLK, Virginia – March 29, 2022 – MARCOM today announced it received a BAE
Systems Partner2Win Gold Award for achieving outstanding results in supporting repair and
modernization projects aboard more than 30 naval and commercial vessels last year.

BAE Systems’ Partner2Win is a global program designed to achieve operational excellence and
eliminate defects in its supply chain by raising the bar of performance expectations to meet the
demand of current and future customers. As part of the program, BAE Systems meets regularly
with its suppliers at their locations to transfer best practices, ensuring that their components,
materials and services meet the highest quality standards.

“All of our suppliers have a strong sense of ownership and dedication towards performing our
vital support of U.S. Navy vessels and other maritime customers,” said Paul Smith, vice
president and general manager of BAE Systems Ship Repair. “I extend my sincere thanks to all
of our supply chain partners, and want to recognize those who have earned our ‘Partner2Win’
Supplier Awards, including MARCOM.”

Seventy-five gold, 33 silver and 11 bronze awards were presented during the March 17, 2022
ceremony. Learn more about BAE Systems Partner2Win Supplier Symposium here.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems provides some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defense, aerospace,
and security solutions. The company employs a skilled workforce of more than 83,000
employees worldwide and operations in 30 states across the U.S. Working with customers and
local partners, BAE Systems is a leading provider of ship repair, maintenance and
modernization services to the U.S. Navy’s fleet of combatant ships in their homeports, as well
as refit and hauling services for commercial and privately-held vessels. The company operates
three full-service shipyards in California, Florida and Virginia, and offers a highly skilled,
experienced workforce, seven dry docks and railways, and significant pier space and ship
support services.

About MARCOM Services

MARCOM Services is the premier choice for surface preparation and preservation services to
the United States military, Military Sealift Command, and the marine, industrial and commercial
industries. We implement state-of-the-art technologies to achieve top quality corrosion control
results. Our primary focus is preserving U.S. Navy ships by removing corrosion and applying
specialized coatings that extend the life-cycle of the vessel. We also provide turnkey
management solutions for our customers, to include the performance and integration of steel
and mechanical repairs onboard U.S. Navy vessels. We are a small business focused on
customer and employee satisfaction.

MARCOM is expanding to the West Coast!

MARCOM has been awarded the preservation package on the USS JOHN S. MCCAIN (DDG-56) Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) in Everett, WA to be performed in 2022. We are very excited about this opportunity to support our customer NASSCO-Bremerton and to continue MARCOM’s growth through geographic expansion.

Everett WA. USA – 04-05-2021: Naval Station Everett (NAVSTA Everett) – Naval and Cost Guard Boats with Mt Baker in the Background

SSPC Golf Tournament

On June 26, 2020, Marcom Services LLC had a team participate in and sponsored a hole at the SSPC Golf Tournament at Sleepy Hole Golf Course in Suffolk, Virginia.

 It was a great day to get out of the office and socialize with colleagues, vendors and customers alike!

NASSCO Certificate Of Recognition

In May 2020, Marcom was honored to host the leadership team of General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk at our office to receive a Certificate of Recognition.

We take pride in partnering with NASSCO and supporting them in repairing our nation’s warships.  In the past 12 months, NASSCO has contracted us to perform preservation and repair work on seven (7) different ships, and we look forward to many more in the future.

Pictured, L – R:  Kevin Terry (NASSCO Senior General Manager), John Thompson (NASSCO Subcontracts Manager), George Murphy (Marcom Vice President), Andrew Merritt (Marcom Project Manager), Stuart Vest (Marcom Director of Production), Richard Canady (Marcom Superintendent), Grayson Bailey (NASSCO Ship Manager), Randy Byrne (NASSCO Director of Programs), Stefan Selby (NASSCO Area Manager), Lee Murphy (Marcom President)

USS Gravely (DDG-107) Drydocking

As of April 2020, Marcom has completed all the preservation work associated with the drydocking of the USS GRAVELY (DDG-107) at NASSCO.

 The work performed included the Underwater Hull, Freeboard and the Tanks and Mast, totaling well over 100,000 square feet.  It was a successful Docking Availability, and we look forward to completing the topside preservation at the pier.

Roaring 20 Honoree

In November of 2019, Marcom Services was recognized

by the Virginian Pilot’s Inside Business as a ‘Roaring 20 Honoree’ acknowledging local companies with tremendous growth over the past few years.

L to R:  John Adams (Estimator), Josh Shockley (Controller), Lee Murphy (President), Stuart Vest (Director of Production), George Murphy (Vice President), Eric Strickland (Director of Compliance), Matt Brady (Cherry Bekaert)

Love for VB

As a strong proponent of positivity in the community, Marcom was honored to be a supporter of the LOVE for VB Music Festival in June of 2019.  This event helped raise $90,000 for the families of the tragic events that took place at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on May 31, 2019.

Three Simultaneous Drydock Overhauls

February 2019 brought the drydocking of the USS GEORGE H W BUSH (CVN-77), USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG-51) and the USS BULKELEY (DDG-84) to Marcom’s resume.

Three (3) Simultaneous drydock overhauls of significant magnitude was quite the undertaking, but the Marcom Services team took this challenge in stride.

Norfolk, USA – June 9, 2019: Image of several US Navy ships docked at BAE Systems Pier in Norfolk for maintenance.

MARCOM has moved!

In July 2018, Marcom moved from our Norfolk location to a new upgraded office and warehouse facility in Portsmouth. 

Our new address is 620 Lincoln St., Portsmouth, VA 23704

We will be right off Port Centre Parkway near Olde Towne.

Ex-USS McKee

In May 2018, Marcom successfully completed preservation of the Freeboard of the ex-USS McKee in Drydock #8 at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

A total of 60,000 square feet was blasted using a combination of ultra-high pressure (UHP) water-jetting lances and robotic crawlers. The vessel was coated with an epoxy primer system and a polysiloxane topcoat. Work was completed safely, ahead of schedule, and under budget.

Read our customer’s feedback on this project.

USCGC Kennebec

In May 2018, Marcom successfully completed preservation of the Buoy Deck of the USCGC Kennebec at the Coast Guard base in Portsmouth, VA.

The deck was contained with an environmental enclosure, abrasive blasted to bare metal, and coated with an inorganic zinc coating.  This project was a trial by the Coast Guard to test the feasibility of performing exterior abrasive blasting to pier-side vessels without blast media contamination occurring in the river.  The effort was SUCCESSFUL.

Read our customer’s feedback on this project here.

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