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WEST COAST SHIPYARD

—A Review— FOR MORE INFORMATION If you wish to receive additional information on any of the yards described in the review, circle the appropriate reader service numbers) listed under each company's name, using the postage-paid card bound into the back of this issue.

 

Sperry Marine Maintains Leading Position In Competitive Marine Electronics Market

Charlottesville, Va., is home to Sperry Marine Inc., a company which enjoys a world leadership position in an electronics market increasingly dominated by the Japanese. Sperry Marine, which celebrated its 80th anniversary last year, traces its

Halter is Back

Anil Raj, president and COO of Halter Marine, in many ways embodies the company for which he has worked for the last 15 years. Joining as the Director, Engineering, Production Controls and Procurement in 1987, Raj has relied on a solid technical foundation,

AMERICA'S SMALL- AND MEDIUM-SIZED YARDS REFERENCE GUIDE AND REVIEW

Serving The U.S. Inland And Coastal Waterways Vessels: Since the focus of the Annual National Waterways Conference August issue is on the inland and coastal waterways of the U.S., MARITIME REPORTER AND ENGINEERING NEWS thought it might be interesting

CANADIAN SHIPBUILDING AND REPAIR YARDS

—A directory of the leading shipbuilding and ship repair firms— The following listing of Canadian shipyards highlights yard capabilities and special services offered. For full descriptive literature circle the appropriate number on the Reader Service Card in the back of this issue.

Hatch & Kirk Defco Division Opens In Houston, Texas

A diesel engine sales and rebuilding division opened recently in the Houston, Texas facility of Hatch & Kirk, Inc., the Seattle-based parts manufacturer. Hatch & Kirk president Roger Van Hoozer announced the recent acquisition of the assets of Defco,

Advances in CAD and CAM System Integration

Over the past 25 years CAD and CAM have become a vital part of shipbuilding. The individual tools have evolved into highly capable products of today. This has included the change from 2-D to 3- D CAD, a dramatic increase in the level of usability

Dot Com, Maritime Style

Much as h a s t r a n s p i r e d in m a i n s t r e am c o n s u m e r markets, the dot c o m craze has r e c e n t l y e n v e l o p e d the maritime w o r l d w i t h p r o m i s e s of c o s t s a v i n g s and o p e r a t i o n a l e f f i c i e n c i e s.

SHIPBOARD COMPUTER SURVEY

The last few years have witnessed a proliferation of specialized software and hardware packages for shipboard applications. Many of these products take advantage of the new generation of small, relatively low-cost personal computers. To bring

NASSCO Appoints Two To New Executive Posts

The board of directors of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., has elected Richard H. Vortmann to the new position of executive vice president, and Kristian K. Christensen to the new position of vice president of Planning and Programs.

 
 
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