Walsh-Kaiser Co., Inc.
It was originally operated by Rheem Manufacturing, a company with no previous shipbuilding expertise. When Rheem had difficulty managing the yard, Kaiser Shipyards was retained to manage the operation.
It built 65 ships in all, about half of them attack cargo ships. At its peak, Walsh-Kaiser employed 21,000 people.
The yard, which was at Field's Point in Providence, was closed after the war.