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Alco Power Southwest Headquarters In New And Larger Houston Location

E.H. Glascock, vice president, marketing and sales, Alco Power Inc., Auburn, N.Y., has announced that its Southwestern Regional Headquarters has been located in a larger, more modern facility. This new location is 3572 East T.C. Jester, P.O. Box 10895, Houston, Texas 77018.

 

Vancouver Shipyards Moves 457-Foot Ferry To Launching Position On Film Of Water

In February, shipbuilders and drill-rig manufacturers from several countries gathered at Vancouver Shipyards, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to watch a 7,000,000-pound ship transferred to launching position on a film of water 5/1000 of an inch thick.

AWO Elects Geary Chairman Of Board —Directors Named

John D. Geary, president, Midland Enterprises, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, was elected chairman of the board of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. (AWO), at the recent annual meeting of directors of the Association in Washington, D.C. James R.

Integrated Mooring Systems: The Way of the Future

Arguably the only bulk-transport vessel that didn't require mooring was Noah's Ark. But it's a different world today. A world where millions of gallons of potentially hazardous cargoes are shipped between the jetties of the world's major cities, often within congested ports.

Key Appointments At Oerlikon

Oerlikon Welding Industries, Houston, Texas, has announced several key appointments. Jim Finley has joined the company and will have sales responsibility in the Western states. Mr. Finley joins Oerlikon after several years experience with manufacturing companies and welding distributors.

Northeast Marine Terminal Names Johnson Top Financial Officer

John W. Johnson, a leader in finance operations in ocean shipping and other major United States industries for more than a decade, has been elected executive vice president and chief financial officer for Northeast Marine Terminal Company, Inc.

$8.13 Million Conversion Contract Awarded Keppel

Keppel Shipyard of Singapore has been awarded a $S14 million contract (about $8.13 million) contract to convert the M/V Audax, a 32,452-dwt bulk carrier into a selfdischarging bulk carrier. The conversion will involve replacement of existing cranes with advanced bulk-lift,

IHI's New Shaft Generator System Meets Its Design Expectations

Installed on a new 80,700-dwt tanker, the first unit of the SSG (Super-economical Shaft Generator) system developed by IHI (Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.), Japan, has demonstrated excellent performance through the ship's official trial runs,

Grain Transfer Facility Hull Launched At Bergeron Yard

Bergeron Industries, Inc., St. Bernard, La., has launched the K-2 for Rogers Terminal and Shipping Corporation, a subsidiary of Cargill, Incorporated. The unit is the hull for a floating grain transfer facility, and measures 330 feet by 75 feet by 15 feet.

Congressional Coalition To Seek Solutions To Shipyard Problems

A group of 41 members of Congress have banded together to form a bipartisan Congressional Shipyard Coalition that will direct its efforts toward the promotion of federal policies which will expand American shipbuilding and repairing. At a news conference, Lindy Boggs (Dem.

 
 
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