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Are American Shipyards Competitive?

U.S. YARDS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THEIR FUTURE It had been assumed by many observers that, with the termination of construction subsidies in 1981, American shipyards could not win competitively placed commercial ship orders. But current trends indicate that

 

Hardware Specialty Offers Complete Shipbuilding Fastener And Hardware Line

- Catalog Available Hardware Specialty Company, Inc., a 53-year-old hardware fastener distributor firm based in Long Island City, N.Y., has been increasingly committed to meeting the demands of the shipbuilding industry. Their Ships Division is

AWSC And The Industry: Working For The Future

It is an unmistakable fact—the second tier shipyards of the nation are still experiencing a severe economic depression. New construction starts on inland and coastal equipment are virtually non-existent. Overall employment levels continue to decline,

Aluminum Gone "Bad"

There has been a lot of discussion in the marine industry over the past year with regard to "bad" aluminum. To briefly recap, a number of boat builders purchased aluminum from a supplier that met the requirements of ASTM 5083 H321. This alloy is

AWSC Elects New Officers At Tampa, Fla., Meeting

The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC) recently held its first membership meeting for 1989 in Tampa, Fla. At this meeting, the shipyard conference elected its officers for 1989. C.H. Walters, National Maintenance & Repair, Inc., was elected to serve as chairman for 1989,

Todd President Sees U.S. Shipbuilders Improving Competitive Position

John T. Gilbride, president and chief executive officer of Todd Shipyards Corporation, in a speech on January 23 at The Propeller Cluib, Port of New York, provided his audience with an "inside" viewpoint of the recent findings of the Commission on American Shipbuilding.

SeaArk Marine Delivers First Five Patrol Boats Of Ten-Vessel Contract

SeaArk Marine, Inc., (formerly MonArk Boat Company) Little Rock, Ark., has delivered the first five high-speed patrol boats of a 10-vessel contract to El Salvador under a $3.7-million contract, according to company vice president John Smith. SeaArk

Todd Chairman To Retire In July; Board Nominates New Chairman And President

At a board of directors meeting of Todd Shipyards Corporation recently John T. Gilbride, 69, announced he will retire as chairman and chief executive officer immediately following the annual meeting on July 16, 1986. Mr. Gilbride, who has been chairman since 1975,

Navigation & Communications Equipment Review

Through technology advancements, the major manufacturers of shipboard electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise and communications faster and easier. Newer, more powerful lorans,

Purposeful Chinese

The growing stature of Chinese shipbuilding on the international stage is all the more impressive for the extent to which the industry is embracing specialized vessel categories and higher addedvalue forms of tonnage. Whereas the output spread from

 
 
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