General Dynamics Building Cargo Transfer Platform Barge With National Jacking System

An offshore jacking system built by National Supply Company, Houston, will give "legs" to a cargo handling barge designed for shipping major marine components between New England shipyards. The jacking system will enable General Dynamics' Electric

 

Fink And Calvert Named At Wichita Clutch Co.

The appointments of Robert P. Fink as sales manager and David Calvert as parts sales supervisor of Wichita Clutch Company, division of Dana Corporation, P.O. Box 1550, Wichita Falls, Texas 76307, have been announced by Thomas F. Long, general manager of the division.

Petro-Marine Names Murray Burns Manager Process Engineering

Murray Burns has been named manager, process engineering, in charge of the mechanical and electrical engineering services of the Houston, Texas, office of Petro-Marine Engineering, Inc., according to John W. Owensby, president. The Gretna, La.

Electric Boat Optimizes Nuclear Sub Repairs

The shipbuilding and repair industry faces many challenges given the mission- critical complexities of maritime projects, as well as some misperceptions. The industry faces a challenge: how to find more efficient ways to build new ships as well as to repair and upgrade aging ships.

Gus Ruetenik Promoted To Environmental Products Manager At Seaward

Seaward International, Inc. of Falls Church, Va., recently announced the promotion of Gus Ruetenik to the position of environmental products manager. In his new capacity, Mr. Ruetenik will have overall business responsibility for Seaward International's environmental products.

Three Appointed To Engineering Department Posts At Trus Joist Corp.

Sherman A. Nelson has been appointed chief corporate engineer at Trus Joist Corporation, according to a recent announcement by president Walter C. Minnick. Mr. Nelson, a 15-year Trus Joist employee, will be responsible for supervising activities

SNAME Workshop To Show How One Yard Increased Shop Productivity 50%

A 50 percent improvement in pipe fabrication shop productivity was achieved recently through improved work scheduling in a shipyard pilot project sponsored by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Panel SP-8 on Industrial Engineering.

Prudential Installs Fleetwide Preventive Maintenance Program

Spyros S. Skouras, chairman and chief executive officer of Prudential Lines, Inc., has announced that the shipping company has embarked on a fleetwide preventive maintenance program. Mr. Skouras said maritime systems engineers from the Stanwick Company of Norfolk, Va.

Foster Wheeler Names Somerville Director-Equipment Business Development

Henry J. Somerville has been appointed Director of Equipment Business Development for the newly-formed Corporate Business Development Group of Foster Wheeler Corporation. The group will direct Foster Wheeler's continued expansion into new fields of endeavor.

Top Executive Changes Announced By Marco

Marco Seattle has named Bob McMahon to the position of vice president and general manager of its shipyard division. The announcement was made recently by Marco p r e s i d e n t Peter G. Schmidt, who noted that the move was part of a program to bring