Celebrating MIKEL’s Strength on National Submarine Day

April 26, 2022 | Categories: News

On April 11, 1900, the U.S. Navy commissioned its first submarine.

And 122 years later, on April 11, 2022, MIKEL celebrated our role in making the submarine force stronger and more advanced than ever before.

Since our founding in 1999, MIKEL has grown from a small operation to a 200-person team with talented and loyal staff across a range of professions, from finance and logistics to cybersecurity and engineering. After more than 20 years of increasing impact, we sit at the center of undersea technology and innovation in Southeastern New England. We are a best-in-class defense leader, working to identify trends in technologies required to advance and grow the industry.

The U.S. Navy relies on MIKEL people and products, so for the military leaders who make our country safer, we make their work easier.

That mission was at the center of our National Submarine Day celebration, which doubled as a ribbon cutting for our 21,500-square-foot facility in Fall River.



We moved into the warehouse—which includes office space, laboratory space, and a test tank for our undersea tech—in October 2020, at the height of the pandemic. Lacking the ability to properly celebrate the expansion at the time, we jumped at the opportunity to finally welcome the community into our business. We were joined by Fall River Mayor Paul Coogan, State Senator Michael Rodrigues, and representatives from the offices of U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Congressman William Keating, and State Representative Carole Fiola, as well as the Southcoast Chamber of Commerce and our colleagues from the regional business community. Together, we celebrated the new facility, we recognized the incredible MIKEL team for their hard work and loyalty, and we thanked Fall River for their warm welcome of MIKEL into the local community.

Most of all, we recognized the importance of companies like MIKEL and the rest of the defense industry infrastructure that works in service of our national security and the men and women who serve in uniform. We’re proud to have deep roots locally while making a significant impact on our defense nationally, and we can’t think of a better way to forge a career that is professionally challenging, personally rewarding, and critically important.