The Manitowoc Company Launches Great Lakes Ice Breaker

On April 2, Marinette Marine Corporation, a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. , successfully launched the Mackinaw, a Great Lakes ice breaker built for the U.S. Coast Guard. The $82.4 million contract was awarded to Manitowoc in October 2001. The launch featured keynote speaker J. Dennis Hastert, speaker of the House of Representatives, and his wife, Jean Hastert, who performed the traditional christening ceremony.