Two Chester County Manufacturers Contributed to Construction of Latest Navy Warship

The USS John P. Murtha docked in Philadelphia earlier this week. (Image via

USS John P. Murtha, the latest addition to the U.S. Navy is ready to set sail thanks, in part, to the efforts of two Chester County companies, writes Kenneth Hilario for Philadelphia Business Journal.

Kennett Square’s CPV Manufacturing and Malvern’s JA Moody were two of the over 1,400 companies across 44 states that provided vital components in the contruction of the Navy’s newest amphibious warship. Often described as the “Swiss Army Knife“ of the Navy due to their operational flexibility, amphibious warships are key to the operations of the U.S. Marine Corp.

CPV supplied high-pressure valves and fittings while JA Moody provided valves and valve actuations with and both providing ongoing spare parts. At present, there are only 30 operational amphibious warships, eight below the Marine Corps requirements.

“As the door of one amphibious warship project closes, we are hopeful for another to open in order to maintain a steady drumbeat of our production line at CPV Manufacturing,” said David London, CPV’s Vice President of Sales.

Read more about the new warship at Philadelphia Business Journal here.

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