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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.

 

A VIEW OF WORLDWIDE SHIPBUILDING REVEALS SIGNS OF REVIVAL IN SOME SECTORS

No matter which set of shipbuilding tables or statistics one studies, there is no escaping the fact that Japan continues to be the world's leading shipbuilding nation, supplying over 50 percent of the world's tonnage. This has been achieved, moreover,

Lexair Introduces New Three-Way Poppet Type Control Valve

Lexair, Inc. of Lexington, Ky., has introduced a new remote direct pilot- operated three-way poppet valve, with an operating ratio of 5:1 (internal line pressure versus minimum pilot pressure) for unequaled performance of industrial and process control of liquids and gases.

Port Briefs INTERNATIONAL SCENE

Hong Kong Relinquishes Top Box Port Title Although apparently relinquishing its title as the world's leading container port to Singapore in 1990, Port of Hong Kong officials expressed satisfaction with the fact that the port showed an increase in box traffic of 14.

U.S. SHIPBUILDING $Billions In Navy Work Plus Repairs Brighten The Picture

The number and tonnage of vessels delivered by U.S. yards during the past year were up from 1984, thanks mostly to construction for the Military Sealift Command's build-and-charter program. Six of the nine ships completed, and 155,862 of the total 164,711 dwt, were for charter to the MSC.

Flagg Offers Catalog On Complete Line Of Fittings And Flanges

Stanley G. Flagg & Co. of Stowe, Penn., is offering a free catalog of its complete line of fittings and flanges for the marine industry. Flagg-Flow fittings have been a part of the Flagg product line for over 50 years. During that time, the company's

Employee Buyout Helps Seattle Yard Emerge From Bankruptcy

In one of the largest union-led buyouts in recent years, over 400 union and non-union shipyard workers became the owners of Seattle- based tug and barge builder WFI Industries, helping the company to emerge from bankruptcy. The firm will now be known as Unimar International.

 
 
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