Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium (GSSC) Announces Fall Meeting

October 4th, 2016

Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium (GSSC) Announces Fall Meeting

US Representative Bradley Byrne, US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen Slated Speakers

News Release
September 28, 2016
Media Contact: Byron Dunn; 251-665-4092;

Mobile, AL – The Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium (GSSC) will hold its fall meeting Oct. 18-19, at the Holiday Inn in Mobile’s historic district.

Highlights of the meeting include a presentation by U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Fairhope). Byrne will deliver an Update from Washington at the official meeting kick-off at the recently opened GulfQuest Maritime Museum on Oct. 18. Byrne is a member of the prestigious House Rules Committee, Committee on Armed Services, and Committee on Education and the Workforce and is a member of the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus. The US Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen is slated to deliver the opening keynote on Oct. 19.

In keeping with GSSC’s mission related to maritime workforce development, the speaker line-up for the two-day event represents a broad range of topics including an OSHA Briefing, the proper application of per diem as it relates to temporary workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the value of apprenticeship as a workforce strategy. Opportunities to sponsor the event and exhibit are also available.

According to Byron Dunn, GSSC president, “This industry that has a significant impact on our coastal region, and workforce development is vital as a supply chain component.  This meeting provides our members and guests opportunities to share best practices related to workforce development, connect with industry professionals, and plan for the future of the industry.” The meeting is open to those working in or supporting the shipbuilding and repair industry.


About GSSC – Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium (GSSC) was established in 2006 to provide a forum for interaction among the shipbuilding and ship repair industry in the Gulf States to expand the number of technically skilled works in the region, to share best practices among its members, and to provide information on issues and trends affecting the industry. For more information, visit or contact Audrey Kennedy at