Neil H. Whitehead has been appointed sales engineer f o r the midcontinent region by Alco Power Inc. of Auburn, N.Y. In his new position, Mr. Whitehead will be responsible for the sales and service of Alco POWER BOSS diesel engines and parts in the riverboat and industrial diesel markets.
A recent meeting of the Eastern U.S.A. Branch, The Institute of Marine Engineers, held at the American Bureau of Shipping in New York heard a paper titled "The Use of Epoxy in Ship Repair and Maintenance." The author was J. Murray Wilson, vice president of engineering,
With the recent delivery of the 4,300-bhp tractor tug Brooks K. McAllister (photo), McAllister Brothers Inc. of New York announced the formation of McAllister Towing of Florida Inc. to begin a ship docking service in the Port of Jacksonville. Capt.
In March this year, Bath Iron Works Corporation awarded to Bird-Johnson Company of Walpole, Mass., a contract to supply the controllable- pitch main propulsion equipment for the DDG-51, the lead ship of the Arleigh Burke Class of guided-missile destroyers.
An absence of complacency over its position as the global market leader in newbuild construction is demonstrated by Hyundai Heavy Industries' increasing plough-back of earnings into research and technological development. The raised level of annual expenditure on R&D,
Golten Marine Co., Inc., has been licensed as the worldwide supplier and repair shop for Akasaka Diesels Limited of Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese firm joins the distinguished roster of leading diesel manufacturers represented by Golten. The growing list
Outstanding creativity in science and engineering were recently honored by a U.S. congressman and senior Navy officials. Keynote speaker U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett (MD-6) joined Naval Surface Warfare Center commander Rear Admiral Michael Mathis,
Caterpillar Tractor Company, headquartered in Peoria, 111., recently became Caterpillar Inc. following approval of the name at the annual meeting. Also, the company's state of incorporation has been changed from California to Delaware as a result of the shareholders' action.
The solid rocket booster recovery vessel Independence, built by Halter Marine, Inc. of Moss Point, Miss., was delivered recently to the Lockheed Space and Operations Company, for whom the vessel was built under a contract from Lockheed Shipbuilding.
—Literature Available This past February John Deere acquired the stratified charge rotary engine business formerly property of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. This purchase includes exclusive North American rights to the Wankel engine, patents, know-how and experimental engines and components.