Marine Concrete Forms Repair Division
Formation of a new repair division was announced by Marine Concrete Structures, Inc. Operations were scheduled to begin last month, with the facility concentrating on hull repairs and alterations for barges, tugs and workboats.
"As the search for oil and gas intensifies in the Gulf of Mexico, there will be heavy demands for crafts of all types to support this activity," Don Payne, Marine Concrete Structures president, said. "In addition, LASH-type vessels with their many small barges are adding to the strain on maintenance facilities in the area. Already, present yards are overcrowded, creating costly delays in getting boats and barges back into service. We hope by specializing in hull work, we'll be able to get these craft in and out in faster time, saving companies and owners money in downtime," Mr. Payne continued.
The division occupies a site of 85 acres at Port Bienville, Miss., just off the heavily traveled Intracoastal Waterway. Services to be offered are metal fabricating, cutting, welding, sandblasting and painting. Fiberglass capability is also included.
Marine Concrete Structures presently has a construction yard at Port Bienville for constructing concrete gravity structures, platform slabs, walkways, beams and piling for the offshore oil industry, girders for highway overpasses and piling and panels for the building construction industry.
The addition of steel fabricating to its concrete capabilities will enable Marine Concrete Structures to actively participate in the building of steel jacket structures, steel walkways, boat bumpers, wellhead protectors and other products for the oil industry, Mr.
J9L American-Darling Valve A Division of Amencan Cast Iron Pipe Company P O. Box 2727, Birmingham, Alabama 35202 The yard is equipped with a 57-foot by 63-foot drydock capable of lifting up to 300 tons. A second drydock is scheduled to be added before the end of the year. Over a mile of water frontage is available for staging, allowing for a large volume of work without overcrowding.
Frank Anastasio Jr., vice president, is in charge of the division, assisted by Val Hamann, supervisor of repairs.
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