Logo-AustalAustal USA joined NMEC in February 2016.  Located in Mobile, Alabama, Austal USA is a full-service shipyard offering design, construction and high-speed vessel service and repair for large, high-speed aluminum vessels.  Austal is the fifth largest shipbuilders in the United States and one of the largest defense contractors in the country.  The company’s shipbuilding facility occupies 164 acres on the eastern shore of the Mobile River and is strategically positioned at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico.