Fleet Reserve Association Branch 20 242 Thames St, Groton, CT06340 The Fleet Reserve Association was founded in 1924 with the mission to represent the interests of the Sea Service…More community before the US Congress. The membership is made up of former members of the Marine Corps, Coast Guard and US Navy. The local chapter, Branch 20, has a beautiful brick building not far from Electric Boat and Pfizer, and is involved in the community, organizing events like youth education seminars and member and guest breakfasts.
Time OUT Sports Cafe 924 Route 12, Groton, CT06340 Time Out Sports Cafe has been on Rt. 12 since September 2007. The bar inside is stocked with Budweiser, Coors and Pabst…More Blue Ribbon, as well as Guinness, Smithwicks, Shock Top and Sam Adams. Food is available to order from Seven Seas Pizza next store, whose menu boasts a large selection of pizzas and Philly steak grinders, tasty appetizers and soups. For entertainment, there are two pool tables, a juke box, darts and arcade games. There is a DJ on Fridays and Karaoke and NFL on Sunday. The bar's laid-back atmosphere is enhanced by the various flags, plaques and photographs decorating the walls, many of which celebrate the region's U.S. Navy heritage.
Electric Boat employs about 10,000 people, including 7,500 at the shipyard in Groton, and it is one of the…More area’s largest employers. Most of the company's work comes from the construction of submarines, but Electric Boat also performs maintenance and modernization work, and is developing a new submarine that carries nuclear missiles and could provide a significant amount of future work.
Electric Boat bought the former Pfizer Research and Development building in New London, and expects to have 3,000 to 3,500 employees there by the end of 2012.
Since the company is a secure defense site, it is closed to the public. The company does not permit tours of the facility, but the public can visit the Navy's Submarine Force Library and Museum, also in Groton, by calling 860-694-3174.