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Twin City Barge Names

W.L. Lusk Vice President

William L. Lusk

William L. Lusk has joined

Twin City Barge & Towing Co. as vice president and general manager of the company's Ma- rine Group, John W. Lambert, president, announced. Twin City

Barge's Marine Group includes all barge and towing activities.

Mr. Lusk formerly was traffic manager for Cargo Carriers, Inc.,

Minneapolis, Minn., with whom he served 21 years in various ex- ecutive positions.

A native of Owatonna, Minn., he attended Iowa State College and the University of Minnesota.

Twin City Barge & Towing Co., 11303 Red Rock Road, St. Paul,

Minn. 55165, is a diversified com- pany manufacturing barges, tow- boats and other types of marine equipment. It also is engaged in the development and marketing of coal, operates a major river terminal with a complete inter- modal exchange between rail, truck, barge and pipeline, and serves as a carrier of dry and liquid bulk commodities. Its op- erations extend from the Twin

Cities and Chicago throughout the inland river system of the

United States.

NSF Certified Sewage

Treatment Plants

Described In Brochure

A line of extended aeration- type packaged sewage treatment plants, recently certified by the

National Sanitation Foundation for onshore and offshore use, are fully described in a new brochure from Demco Incorporated, Okla- homa City, Okla.

Demco Packaged Sewage Treat- ment Plants are used to treat all degradable wastes, including dif- ficult materials like paper, grease, oil, detergents and garbage proc- essed through a disposal. Demco offers the plants in 18 sizes, rang- ing in capacity from 325 to 12,500 gallons of sewage daily (from five to 400 persons, depending upon loading conditions).

The Demco plants are also cer- tified by the U.S. Coast Guard, and meet or exceed U.S. Geologi- cal Survey and anticipated IMCO effluent requirements.

For a free copy of Bulletin

ST-A7, write Mike Gordon, Demco

Incorporated, P.O. Box 94700,

Oklahoma City, Okla. 73109.

SNAME Gulf Section

To Hold Winter Meeting

February 10 In Houston

The Gulf Section of The Soci- ety of Naval Architects and Ma- rine Engineers will hold its An- nual Winter Meeting in Houston,

Texas, on Friday, February 10, 1978, at the Hyatt Regency Ho- tel, according to information re- leased by John Chivvis, West

Area vice chairman.

The meeting will bring together representatives of the Society and guests from Texas, Louisiana,

Mississippi, and Alabama in a program which includes technical sessions, a luncheon meeting, and a dinner-dance.

Robert T. Young, who is presi- dent of The Society of Naval Ar- chitects and Marine Engineers, and also president of the Ameri- can Bureau of Shipping, will be the featured speaker at the din- ner meeting.

Interested persons may obtain further information through Da- vid C. Kilgore, c/o Allan C. Mc-

Since 1899

Clure & Associates, Inc., Suite 514, 2600 South Gessner, Hous- ton, Texas 77063.

MarAd Approves

Addition Of Second

Barge For F&S

The Assistant Secretary has approved in principle an amended application by F&S Offshore, Inc., 3501 N. Causeway, Suite 600,

Metairie, La., for a Title XI guar- antee to aid in financing the con- struction of two oceangoing deck cargo barges. Previously, F&S sought and received Title XI ap- proval for just one of these barges.

The two barges are being built at Bludworth Shipyard, Inc.,

Houston, Texas. The estimated actual cost of the vessels is ap- proximately $2.8 million (com- bined).

The vessels will be used in the offshore petroleum industry, pri- marily in the Gulf of Mexico.

With a deck capacity of 1,500 pounds per square foot, they will be capable of transporting pipe,

Co. modular units, platforms and other construction, drilling and pipelaying materials. Each barge will measure 250 feet in overall length, and have a beam of 72 feet and a depth of 16 feet.

On April 26, 1977, F&S re- ceived conditional Title XI ap- proval for the construction of one barge. However, F&S requested an amendment on September 3 to add one identical barge. At that time, F&S also asked for ap- proval to make CRC, a Louisiana corporation, owner of both of the vessels.

CRC, a wholly owned subsidi- ary of CRC Corporation, 200 Park

Avenue, New York, N.Y., will bareboat charter the barges to

F&S for an initial term of seven years. Elpac, Inc., parent compa- ny of F&S, will operate the ves- sels under a service agreement with F&S.

In this most recent action, the

Assistant Secretary has condi- tionally approved the addition of a second barge, the ownership of both barges by CRC, and the ter- mination of the original Title XI agreement for one barge.

Newest Diverter

Free literature explains cost- saving advantages of PBM's new 3-way ball valve with diverter port • This new two-seated Ball Valve became an overnight favorite. And for good reason. It operates at lower torque than conventional three-ways and it is correspondingly lower priced. Sizes V2 " thru 4". • Call/write Pittsburgh Brass Manufacturing

Company, Sandy Hill Road, R.D. 6, Irwin,

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