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Tidewater Equipment

Names McMichael

President And GM

James A. McMichael has been named president and general man- ager of Tidewater Equipment Cor- poration in Chesapeake, Va.

Mr. McMichael was formerly vice president of production with the barge building and steel fabrica- tion company. He succeeds J.L.

Freeman, who has retired after 29 years of service.

Free Literature Offered

On New Navy-Approved

Fire Retardant Coating

Last year the U.S. Navy approved

Hamilton Chemical Corporation's

Formula #303 to protect PVC cable which normally ignites at 300 de- grees F from flame and tempera- tures exceeding 2,000 degrees F for periods in excess of 60 minutes, according to the New York-based firm.

Formula #303 passed all of the

U.S. Navy fire, shock, salt water and abrasion tests required of a cable coating on a vessel in a combat situ- ation. Formula #303's fire retardant capabilities are coupled with char- acteristics that make this product suitable for use in industrial and consumer markets. Formula #303 is considered nontoxic in all forms and water- and weather-resistant. The fire retardant does not decompose when saturated with hydrocarbons and its ability to withstand multiple fires makes it a protective coating that can be relied on for years.

As of January 1, 1990, Hamilton

Scientific & Development Corpora- tion was created to introduce this environmentally safe fire retardant technology to the industrial, con- sumer and maritime markets.

Formula #303's ability to coat steel and wood in addition to its thermal conductivity rating of only eight percent make this product com- pletely versatile for all types of non- military applications from construc- tion to telecommunications to elec- tric generation. Ease of application is another major attribute for this barrier coating as it may be applied through readily available and unso- phisticated equipment from a sprayer to a paint brush.

For free literature detailing

Formula #303 from Hamilton

Scientific & Development,

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Stolt Partner To Purchase

Six Ships For $111 Million

Stolt Partner S.A., a new compa- ny being launched on the Oslo Stock

Exchange, will use the $63 million raised by share offering in conjunc- tion with bank financing to pur- chase six ships from Stolt Tankers for a price of $111 million. All aspects of marketing, operations and ship management will be pro- vided by Stolt Tankers under con- tract and the ships will continue to trade in the Stolt Tankers Joint

Service for the account of Stolt


NASSCO Awards PacOrd

Major Waveguide Contract

PacOrd, a unit of the Philadel- phia-based SPD Technologies, has been awarded a major waveguide contract by National Steel and

Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) of San

Diego, Calif.

One of the nation's premier pro- ducers of waveguide, PacOrd will fabricate and install all waveguide for the new construction of AOE-6 and AOE-7 U.S. Navy replenish- ment ships being built by National

Steel in San Diego.

Located in National City, Calif.,

PacOrd's waveguide shop has been in operation since 1971 and offers full service, customized waveguide capabilities from targeting to test- ing for rectangular and elliptical copper, bronze and aluminum wave- guide. The company, which is head- quartered in San Diego, also pro- vides complete refurbishment of ex- isting waveguide runs.

SPD Technologies is a world lead- er in the development, manufacture and service of shipboard systems protection equipment.

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