Dravo Corp. Names Hird And Farringer To Engineering Works Div.

Dravo Corporation has announced the appointments of Jack Hird as Eastern sales manager, marine, and Richard Farringer as contract manager of marine repair for its Engineering Works Division.

Mr. Hird, formerly manager of marine repair, joined Dravo in 1939. He has 30 years' experience in marine repair, and is a member of The Pittsburgh Propeller Club.

Mr. Farringer, who succeeds Mr. Hird as contract manager of marine repair, joined Dravo in 1976 as a production engineer. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University in civil engineering.

Dravo's Engineering Works Division operates one of the nation's largest inland waterways shipyards at Neville Island, Pa., near Pittsburgh, where it designs and builds a wide range of marine products, including Viking towboats, barges, bulk material handling, and specialized equipment.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 22,  Jul 1978 Arne S. Fonkalsrud

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