[Post by Chuck Krugh, October 16, 2023]
You may have noticed during the last several weeks that I’ve reduced the frequency of my blog entries. I thought I would share with you my plans going forward.
Writing the blog over the last 16 months has been a lot of fun and work at the same time. Each blog probably took me about three hours – give or take – to write. Then Julie or David in the Communications Department would spend some time editing the blog. Once finished, the team would post it on the website for you to access it.
Since I arrived at BIW, I have written 65 blogs. I didn’t think I had that much to say. More than that, I didn’t think I could write so much (remember, I hated English classes…) But writing these have given me a way to communicate to you directly and in a very matter-of-fact way. The blogs have provided me with an easy way to share my thoughts related to running the company. They have also allowed me to explain and give color and some background on what I have been doing, how I have been approaching our mission at BIW, the projects we have underway and the new initiatives we are undertaking to make our company stronger for the future.
I know this sounds like a final blog entry, but it’s not. I’m just going to reduce the frequency of the posts. Going forward, I will post blogs as topics come up, events happen or a special topic arises. I believe that I have given you a lot of insight into what I’m doing with our company in the 65 blogs that I’ve posted and that remain on our website.
One of the reasons that I want to reduce the frequency is so I can get out on the deckplates more. During the last year, I have been on the deckplates less frequently than I would like to be. It is important to me to see what each of you is doing in different parts of the shipyard every day. It’s how I learn and keep up with what is going on in the yard.
I am going to try to put out at least one blog per month going forward. Some months may have more as topics come up, but I will try to keep you updated using the blogs on a monthly basis.
Thanks for reading the blogs, and I’ll see you on the deckplates!
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