E.H. Glascock, vice president, marketing and sales, Alco Power Inc., Auburn, N.Y., has announced that its Southwestern Regional Headquarters has been located in a larger, more modern facility. This new location is 3572 East T.C. Jester, P.O. Box 10895, Houston, Texas 77018.
In February, shipbuilders and drill-rig manufacturers from several countries gathered at Vancouver Shipyards, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to watch a 7,000,000-pound ship transferred to launching position on a film of water 5/1000 of an inch thick.
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, has taken delivery of the Gulf Dolphin (shown above), a 112- foot by 26-foot by 11-foot, 1,200- horsepower-class u t i l i t y vessel built by Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc. (HUDSHIP) in Pascagoula, Miss.
John D. Geary, president, Midland Enterprises, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, was elected chairman of the board of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. (AWO), at the recent annual meeting of directors of the Association in Washington, D.C. James R.
Bergeron Industries, Inc., St. Bernard, La., has launched the K-2 for Rogers Terminal and Shipping Corporation, a subsidiary of Cargill, Incorporated. The unit is the hull for a floating grain transfer facility, and measures 330 feet by 75 feet by 15 feet.
John W. Johnson, a leader in finance operations in ocean shipping and other major United States industries for more than a decade, has been elected executive vice president and chief financial officer for Northeast Marine Terminal Company, Inc.
Sun Company, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, Pa. 19087, has announced that William B. Maling, president of a subsidiary, has been named vice president, business analysis, for the parent. Mr. Maling has been president and a director of Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc.
W.D. Kent of Houston, Texas, and Don Boling of Tulsa, Okla., have recently been elected to the board of directors of the National Ocean I n d u s t r i e s Association, headquartered in W a s h i n g t o n, D.C. Mr. Kent is the president of Reading and Bates Drilling Co.
New area offices in Perth, Australia, and Singapore have been established by Jet Research Center (JRC) of Arlington, Texas. The facilities will provide the complete range of JRC explosive technology to the petroleum, marine construction, and dredging industries.
Keppel Shipyard of Singapore has been awarded a $S14 million contract (about $8.13 million) contract to convert the M/V Audax, a 32,452-dwt bulk carrier into a selfdischarging bulk carrier. The conversion will involve replacement of existing cranes with advanced bulk-lift,