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QED is pleased to support local professional organizations that stimulate job creation, enhance knowledge sharing, provide career enrichment, and promote effective business practices to improve products and services.

QED is actively involved in the following industry organizations:

The Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) is a regional trade association representing companies engaged in, or supporting, the ship repair industry in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region. Its mission is to focus and coordinate member resources on issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the ship repair industry in Virginia and across the nation.

The American Maritime Modernization Association (AMMA) was established in 2002 to promote the accomplishment of cost-effective, professional and responsible shipboard modernization through the use of best value commercial sources. AMMA’s principle goal is to maximize cooperation and communication between Forces Afloat, the Navy’s modernization professionals, and the maritime modernization industry.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods.

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States. It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy’s Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology.

The Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

TASC is an organization dedicated to excellence in contracting in the public and private sectors. The membership consists of conscientious business persons working together to ensure the highest standards of performance in their specialized fields. The Tidewater Government/Industry Council (TGIC) is a council of Government and Industry Representatives organized to provide effective avenues of communication, cooperation and consultation among numerous government activities and private industry in Hampton Roads.

Established in 1982 to increase industry cooperation and cohesiveness and create greater public awareness and understanding of the industry’s issues, the Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association represents more than 100 San Diego-area companies engaged in ship repair, conversion, overhaul and modernization. Approximately 70 percent of the work performed is on United States Navy and Defense Contracts.

The PSSRA mission statement is “to meet the needs of our customers by the repair and modernization of Navy ships through a unified public/private partnership.” The PSSRA serves the diversified needs of its members, including large and small ABR’s, AIT’s and shipyards, as well as industry related suppliers, subcontractors and professionals regarding issues, challenges and opportunities facing the ship repair industry in the region.

The Jacksonville Area Ship Repair Association‘s purpose is to maintain high professional standards in the South Atlantic and Jacksonville, Florida ship repair industry; to promote competition within the industry; to serve its member companies in the private sector; to promote the interest of the ship repair industry by educating the general community; to establish and maintain the integrity of the ship repair industry in the stated geographical area; to encourage the use of the goods and services of the members of the Corporation; to advance, encourage, promote, increase and protect, by any and all legitimate methods, the interests of South Atlantic ship repair companies, especially in respect to the ship repair industry; to use and employ any and all legitimate means and influences to procure business and other advantages to its members; to encourage the location of new ship repair work in the vicinity of the South Atlantic area; to improve the local conditions and facilities connected with ship repair and commerce; to acquire, compile, disseminate and preserve useful information; to advertise in any and every legitimate manner the advantages of South Atlantic states; to provide and maintain offices, club quarters and other rooms or places for carrying out the above mentioned purposes, for encouraging closer social relations among those engaged in ship repair, and for stimulating interest and activity in matters pertaining to the commercial welfare, progress and prosperity of the members and the cities of the South Atlantic region; to provide training individuals for employment in the ship repair industry, and to do any and all things deemed beneficial or necessary to carry out any of the foregoing purposes.

The Navy League of the United States is comprised of 50,000 civilians in more than 250 councils around the world working to support sea service members and their families.

In addition we support community organizations that provide aid to military families, disabled children, and those who are less fortunate.