De Laval Separator Establishes Marine- Offshore Sales Dept

The De Laval Separator Company has established a Marine/ Offshore Sales Department to provide increased service to this rapidly growing segment of the company's markets. Robert J. Wimmer has been named national sales manager for the new department.


Newest Bulkfleet Marine Tug Is Powered By MaK Diesels

The largest tugboat ever built in the United States to run on heavy fuel oil was completed and christened recently at McDermott Shipyards' Morgan City Division in Bayou Boeff, La. The 140-foot, twin-screw Valiant (shown above) was built for Houston-based Bulkfleet Marine Corporation.

Fred S. Sherman Elected AIMS Board Chairman

A key East Coast shipping executive, long active in U.S. maritime affairs, has been elected chairman of the board of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) for the next 12 months. He is Fred S. Sherman, chairman of the board, Marine Transport Lines, Inc.

Alexander Industries Named Agent For Clow/Greenberg

—Free Brochure Available Alexander Industries, Inc. of New Orleans and Houston, a specialist in supplying the marine and offshore industries, has been appointed Gulf Coast agent for Clow/Greenberg bronze marine valves and fittings. According to Alexander vice president Jim Bishop,

Heerema Group Acquires Big Inch Marine Systems

The Heerema Group, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, which is involved worldwide in the design, fabrication, and installation of offshore structures and pipeline systems, recently announced the acquisition of Big Inch Marine Systems Inc. of Houston, Texas.

Bardex A w a r d e d Contract By Shell U.K. To Supply Rig-Skidding System

Shell U.K. Exploration and Production has contracted with Bardex Corporation, through its London office, for the rig-skidding system on the Shell Tern platform in the North Sea. The system will consist of a control console and four hydraulic gripper jacks.

Grow Group Acquires Napko Coatings Division

—Literature Available Grow Group, Inc. has acquired the Napko Protective Coatings Division of the O'Brien Corporation, according to an announcement by Russell Banks, president and chief executive officer of Grow Group. Napko Corporation, with headquarters in Houston,

Donahue, Inc. Names L.F. Daspit To Serve Clients In Southwest

Donahue, Inc. Advertising & Public Relations has expanded its professional staff with the addition of Laurence F. Daspit, who will represent the firm in Houston and throughout the Southwest. The announcement of this appointment was made by James C.

Tideland Signal Offers Free 30-Page Brochure On Aids To Mavigation For Ports And Harbors

Tideland Signal Corporation of Houston, Texas, manufacturer of high quality navigational aids and solar electric generators, has published a 30-page, full-color brochure on the company's products, and on the many projects around the world for which it has supplied equipment.

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