A shipbuilder uses an industrial vending machine in Newport News Shipbuilding’s Steel Fabrication Shop. Photo by Ashley Cowan

Vending Machines Stock New Items

Published January 19, 2022

Newport News Shipbuilding is expanding the scope of items available in Fastenal industrial vending machines across the facility.

As part of the company’s efforts to increase efficiency and reduce employee travel for materials, NNS began distributing commonly used personal protective equipment (PPE) and consumables via the industrial vending machines in 2019. This week, additional items available in industrial vending machines will include paint markers, railroad chalk, batteries, scrapers and putty knives.

“The increased use of industrial vending machines will not only make for a more efficient workplace, but also help to standardize consumables across the yard,” said Shakiera Mussenden (K17). Shipbuilders should look for the introduction of even more items in the vending machines throughout the year.

For questions related to using Fastenal industrial vending machines, visit the NNS industrial vending machine website on MyNNS or email [email protected].