A&J Manufacturing Company To Celebrate the U.S. Navy’s Newest Amphibious Warship
A&J Manufacturing Company participated in the construction of USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26), the U.S.Navy’s newest San Antonio-class amphibious warship which will be commissioned in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 8.

Our company, A&J Manufacturing which employs over 30 individuals in Tustin, CA, contributed Electronic Enclosure Cabinets and Sliding Shelves to the U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious warship, USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26).

A & J Manufacturing Company, (A & J), is a small woman-owned California Corporation that was founded in 1953. We design and manufacture Commercial-Off-The Shelf (COTS) and Customized equipment racks and enclosures, as well as a variety of associated Installation Kits and Accessories. We occupy a 36,000 sq ft. facility in Tustin, CA, which houses fabrication and assembly operations, as well as engineering, quality assurance, contracts, purchasing, and other administrative functions. A & J electronic enclosures are designed to meet the needs of U.S. Department of Defense and the final products reflect the utmost in simplicity and dimensional flexibility due to the modular design approach. They are easy to install, maintain, disassemble and reassemble when required. Over the years, A&J Manufacturing Company has been recognized in the industry with numerous awards for exceptional quality performance; i.e. Supplier Excellence Award (Rockwell Industries), Star Supplier Award (Lockheed Martin), and Certified Blue Supplier (Northrop Grumman) to name a few. We take great pride in providing well-designed, quality products that are delivered on schedule.

A&J is very excited to celebrate the commissioning of USS John P. Murtha on October 8 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Currently, there are only 30 amphibious warships in the U.S. Navy – eight ships below the stated U.S. Marine Corps minimum requirement – and almost a third of these are unavailable due to much-needed maintenance.  Therefore, to ensure future amphibious requirements are sustained, it is critical to maintain the hot production line between the building of amphibious warships – particularly between the currently under-construction LPD 28 and the first of the next generation of amphibious warships, LX(R).

“I think the nation often overlooks the valuable technological skills and expertise of our workers and engineers required to build these massive and complex ships for the country’s defense,” states Brian Schires, Vice President of Naval Marine Programs, Rolls-Royce North America Inc. Rolls-Royce Marine North America built the propellers aboard USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26).

To read more on USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) and its various capabilities, please visit the commissioning website: http://www.ussjohnpmurthacommissioning.org/the-ship.html

To learn more about amphibious warships, please visit: www.amphibiouswarship.com

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