Larry A. Colangelo has been elected to the new position of executive vice president and chief operating officer at SPD Technologies. In his new position, Mr. Colangelo will be responsible for directing all manufacturing, quality assurance, engineering
STATUS REPORT ON U.S. NAVY PROGRAMS FOR SHIP PROCUREMENT AND MAINTENANCE Construction and maintenance of the U.S. Navy ships continues to be the dominant source of business for shipyards in the United States. It is also a major source of business
West State, Inc. (WSI) recently announced that Tore Steen has been appointed president and chief executive officer. Mr. Steen will assume the role from Doug Watson, owner of WSI, who will become chairman. WSI is one of three major marine repair companies in Portland, Ore.
When the Navy announced on 2 April that Bath Iron Works had won the competition to build the first of the new DDG-51 (Arleigh Burkeclass) Aegis guided missile destroyers it meant—for the Navy, and for the U.S. shipbuilding industry as well—the end of a very long wait.
Textron Inc. has announced the creation of two separate divisions from its former Bell Aerospace Division. The Bell Aerospace operation in Buffalo, N.Y., is now one division, and the New Orleans operation is a separate division under the name Textron Marine Systems.
NAVY SEALIFT SHIP PROGRAM TO INJECT $1.3 BILLION INTO U.S. MARITIME INDUSTRY DEFENSE DEPARTMENT PLANNING 5 YEAR PROGRAM
Sealift is essential both to executing this country's forward defense strategy and to maintaining a wartime economy. The United States' national sealift objective is to ensure that sufficient military and civil maritime resources will be available to meet defense deployment,
Australian shipbuilder Austal Ships and its U.S. subsidiary, Austal USA, have each secured contracts for new vessels. Austal USA - which was the creation of a new shipyard in conjunction with Bender Shipbuilding in Mobile. Ala. - has signed a contract for a 1 12-ft.
Arneson Marine, Inc. (AMI) of Corte Madera, Calif., a leader in surface piercing propulsion, recently announced the relocation of their Eastern regional office to North Miami Beach, Fla. AMI's new 4,800-square-foot facility is located at 2850 N.
The Pentagon's chief shipping officer, Adm. Francis Donovan, Commander of the Navy's Military Sealift Command, said in his first postwar analysis of the Persian Gulf military crisis that the U.S. merchant marine is deficient by some 20 to 25 roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) cargo vessels.
MagneTek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electrical equipment, recently announced that MagneTek ALS received an order from Peterson Builders Inc. (PBI) for equipment exceeding $2.8 million. MagneTek ALS will provide the shipbuilding company with