Oglebay Norton Company's giant new Great Lakes vessel, the 1,000-foot Columbia Star, was christened recently at Sturgeon, Bay, Wise. The vessel's sponsor was Mrs. John J. Dwyer, wife of the president of Oglebay Norton. The ceremonies officially named the former Hull No.
Wilfred J. Galatas has been appointed vice president and assistant plant superintendent, and Ernest M. Graham has been named assistant to the president at Southern Shipbuilding Corporation, Slidell, La. Mr. Galatas has been with SSC since 1972, serving in sales and as repair superintendent.
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif., has announced that Clarence L. (Larry) French has been named president and chief operating officer. Stephen A. Girard, headquartered at Kaiser Center in Oakland, Calif., was named the shipbuilder's
Communication Associates, Inc., Huntington Station, N.Y., has announced the appointment of Gerald S. Harrison as vice president and director of engineering. He will be responsible for the engineering design and development of the company's expanding
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
Gordon R. White has announced the forming of a new company, Bulk Handling Associates, in which he will function as president. The new company's activity will focus on the bulk materials handling needs of the marine industry and the pulp and paper industry.
Power take-offs (PTOs) designed for use on diesel engines with indirect drives are now available from the W i c h i t a Clutch Company, a subsidiary of Dana Corporation. These PTOs can handle the horsepower range from 250 to 800 hp at speeds up to 2,100 rpm.
Manfred G. Krutein has announced the opening of an otfice as a consultant to private industry and the government in ocean mining and naval architecture. Mr. Krutein previously was with Global Marine Development Inc. as manager—ocean mining technology.
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point shipyard near Baltimore has announced that it will begin work soon on the construction of two oceanographic survey ships (T-AGS) for the U.S. Navy. The recently awarded contract has a value of approximately $130 million for both vessels.
Joseph T. Kearney has been named assistant vice president, engineering by I n t e r n a t i o n al Ocean T r a n s p o r t Corporation, Philadelphia, Pa., and affiliated companies Grand Bassa Tankers, Inc. and Interocean Management Corp. He will be based in their Philadelphia home office.