Levingston Shipbuilding Company of Orange, Texas, recently laid the keel for the first of two Levingston-designed jackup drilling rigs to be built for Noble Drilling Company of Ardmore, Okla. The first rig will be named the Ed Holt; the second rig has not been named.
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.
The introduction and demonstration of the revolutionary new Floating Doughnut Crane (shown above) was held recently as part of a dav-long floating crane symposium hosted by Shugart Manufacturing, Inc., with the cooperation of American Hoist and Derrick Company,
Donald E. Bates has been appointed sales engineer in the International Sales Group of Waukesha Engine Division, Dresser Industries, Inc. Based in Kuwait, Mr. Bates will cover Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
A.C. Brown, senior vice president of J.J. Henry Co., Inc., naval architects and marine engineers, recently announced the following p r o m o t i o n s in the J.J. Henry Company's Moorestown, N.J., office. Robert B. McFadden has been appointed
Design of a multipurpose mobilization ship suitable for both rapid production in wartime and commercial needs in peacetime will be unveiled November 6 by the Maritime Administration (MarAd), an agency of the Department of Commerce. The forum will
James D. Palmer, executive vice president of J.J. Henry Company, has announced the elections of Robert B. McFadden to vice president-production, John H. Klose to vice president-project management, and T.K. Lawrence to assistant vice president-Hampton Roads Operation.
Flume Stabilization Systems, a division of John J. McMullen Associates, Inc., has announced the appointment of Peter C. Maschke as sales manager of the division. Mr. Maschke's responsibilities will include sales of the Flume and Elektrofin Roll Stabilization Systems,
James J. Convy, chairman of the board, Gibbs & Cox, Inc., New York-headquartered naval architectural firm, has announced the appointment of Robert J. Ford to the position of chief engineer and head of the machinery division in New York. Mr. Ford joined Gibbs & Cox in 1942,
Morris G u r a l n i c k Associates, Inc., largest firm of naval architects and marine engineers on the West Coast, has moved its San Francisco, Calif., headquarters to an architecturally historic building at 620 Folsom Street. The move, on October 15,