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Productivity Advances In Shipbuilding

The Desire To Reduce Shipyard Production Manhours Leads Avondale To Production-Line Ship Construction During World War II, ships were built in the United States at a rate which may well have been the most productive in terms of ships per day being produced that has ever been accomplished.

 

Belgian Shipbuilder "Floats7 Massive GRP Mold On Film Of Air

The 50-foot move of a 160-footlong, 200-ton glass fiber reinforced polyester (GRP) mold is done safely in 3Vi minutes on a film of air at the Mercantile-Beliard N.V. shipbuilding plant in Ostend, Belgium. Each of six mold sections are moved the same way by the yard,

Seacoast Announces 'J.I.T.' Inventory Management And Distribution System

Seacoast Electric Co. of Rye, N.Y., recently announced their "J.I.T." (Just In Time) inventory management and distribution system, which has enabled the company to cut costs and guarantee delivery. They currently have a brochure available to deliver

R.J. Reynolds Industries Elects McEvoy To Board

Michael R. McEvoy, executive vice president of R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., has been elected to the board of directors of the company. Mr. McEvoy moved to the executive vice presidency last September f r om his position

$25-Million Navy Order For Caterpillar Generators Announced By H.O. Penn

Caterpillar, Inc. and H.O. Penn Machinery recently announced the sale of twenty 3608 diesel generator sets to the U.S. Navy. The generators will provide on-board electrical power in new Fast Combat Support ships, currently under construction in

Puget S o u n d S e c t i o n / A S NE H e a r s P r e s e n t a t i o n O n E x p l o s i v e B o n d i ng

Where does the Navy, petroleum, or chemical industry go to find solutions to intermetallic bonding and reaction problems or unique powder metallurgy techniques? From the presentation made at a recent meeting of the Puget Sound Section of ASNE,

Avondale Plans Purchase Of Lockheed Shipbuilding's Gulfport Marine Division

Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., has signed a letter of intent for the purchase of Lockheed Shipbuilding Company's Gulfport Marine Division, Gulfport, Miss. The purchase price has been set at $21,000,000. At present, the Gulfport facility has U.

$15-Million Contract For New Chemical Barge Awarded To GD-Quincy

General Dynamics' Quincy Shipbuilding Division recently received a contract, valued at approximately $15 million, from Coastwise Trading Company, Inc. of Delaware, for the construction of a 471-foot chemical carrier barge. The barge, which will transport

Trinity Industries Acquires Aluminum Boats, Inc.

Crown Point, La., Yard Will Join Marine Group Trinity Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas, has acquired the assets of Aluminum Boats, Inc., a Crown Point, La., shipyard specializing in the construction, conversion, and repair of commercial aluminum boats.

Newport News To Double Capacity For Repairing Commercial Vessels

Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., which has just completed a 150-acre complex for the construction of commercial ships, has announced the first phase of what is expected to be a major facilities expansion and modernization program in its South Yard.

 
 
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