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David Johnson Appointed A Group Manager At Michigan Wheel Division

David A. Johnson has been named manager of the Propulsion Systems Group at Michigan Wheel Division, Dana Corporation. The announcement was made by H.L. VanderMey, p r e s i d e n t of the Grand Rapids, Mich., division. Mr. Johnson comes to his


W e s t e r n Oceanic Inc. To Build 300-Ft. W a t er Depth Jackup

Western Oceanic Inc. and Far East- Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. announced they have signed a contract for the construction of a mobile self-elevating drilling unit for operation in up to 300-foot water depths. The unit will be built in Singapore for delivery in March 1981.


The El Rey, Trailer Marine Transport Corporation's fourth triple-deck barge, departed Jacksonville, Fla., on January 18 for its maiden voyage to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The El Rey (shown above), the final in a series of four mammoth triple-deck barges, was built in Portland, Ore.

Charles W. Mann Named President, MonArk Boat

Charles W. Mann has been named president of MonArk Boat Company in Monticello, Ark. Prior to his promotion, he had been serving as corporate vice president for sales and marketing. Zach McClendon Jr., chairman of MonArk Industries, the parent company

Two Big Bulkfleet Barges Christened At Quincy Yard

General Dynamics' Quincy Shipbuilding Division recently christened two large oilcarrying barges during a colorful twin ceremony at the shipyard. The barges, Bulkfleet Pennsylvania and Bulkfleet Texas, were both built for Bulklfleet Marine Corporation of Houston.

T. Yakushijin Named General Manager For NYK In San Francisco

Kunio Hashida, NYK Line's general manager in San Francisco for the past three years, has been appointed research commissioner in charge of special projects in the management coordination chamber at the company's Tokyo headquarters. Succeeding Mr.

McDermott Unit Renamed —Earles And Foster Appointed Senior VPs

Robert E. Howson, president and chief operating officer of McDermott Marine Construction, recently announced a management realignment. The McDermott Operating Unit has been officially renamed McDermott Marine Construction. It employs 20,000 people

Keystone Introduces New Extended-Service Butterfly Valve—Literature Offered

Keystone Valve-USA of Houston, Texas, recently announced the availability of a new line of butterfly valves for high-pressure/ high-temperature services. Literature is offered detailing the K-LOK valve's capability of handling line pressures up to 740 psi and temperatures up to 1,

Don Welch Succeeds Clifford O'Hara As President Of AAPA

The American Association of Port Authorities concluded its 69th annual convention, held in Norfolk, Va., recently with the election of officers and directors for the coming year. Don Welch, executive director of the South Carolina Ports Authority,

Business Milestone for Vietnam

Vietnam's fledgling shipbuilding industry has raised its international profile by entering into a seminal agreement with the UK's Graig Group for the construction of a series of double-hulled bulk carriers. Cardiff-based Graig's bold move, potentially

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