Senator Jim Whelan, D-Atlantic, speaks on the floor of the State Senate.

06 Mar: Whelan Bill To Assist Boat Builders In Becoming Green Energy Manufacturers Approved By Economic Growth Committee

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Jim Whelan that would assist New Jersey boat builders who have been hard-hit by the economic recession in making the transition to manufacture parts for windmills was unanimously approved yesterday by the Senate Economic Growth Committee.

“Manufacturers have had to learn to be adaptable and innovative to stay afloat in our current economy. The boat building industry has done just that by creating a plan to reach into a growing segment of the economy – green and renewable energy,” said Senator Whelan (D-Atlantic). “By providing boat manufacturers with the tools necessary to transition to the renewable energy sector, we can encourage job growth in industries that will only expand and grow in years to come.”