Blaine Dempke


Blaine Dempke is the president of Seattle-based Markey Machinery Company, Inc., a world leader in high quality custom deck machinery since 1907.


Op-Ed: Federal Shipbuilding Projects Should "Buy American"

By Blaine Dempke 2017-11-02 17:03:20

“It’s time for Congress to stop ignoring the problem and make our maritime industry part of a comprehensive 'Make It In America' agenda.” - Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), February 2017   In an announcement issued in February, Representative John Garamendi lamented the decline of American shipbuilding and introduced a legislative solution, the Energizing American Maritime Act. His bill would require that 15 percent of LNG and crude oil exports be transported on U.S.-flagged vessels, beginning in 2020. In 2025,...

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