Halter Marine Announces Corporate Name Change

Halter Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La., has announced the changing of its name to Halter Marine, Inc., e f f e c t i v e July 3, 1978.

Harold P. Halter, chairman, said the change was dictated by Halter's expansion from its traditional offshore oil related markets into new areas such as highspeed surface-effect mass transport ferries, fast military patrol boats, and pleasure boats including yachts, sailboats, and the world champion Cigarette racing boats.

"This diversification," he said, "gave the company exposure in new markets on a global basis, and the word 'services' in the company name caused some confusion among persons unfamiliar with the company. We began receiving requests for a variety of services including the leasing of vessels, ship repair, and ship chandlery." Mr. Halter added: "Halter Marine, Inc. is an innovative ship design and construction company and does not operate service facilities.

By dropping the word 'services' from our corporate name, we should eliminate any further confusion." Halter Marine, Inc. is the world's largest builder of supply vessels for the offshore oil industry.

The company owns and operates 10 shipyards in the Southeastern United States, and builds a wide variety of vessels including crewboats, tugs, utility boats, fishing vessels, and oceanographic research vessels.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 30,  Sep 1978 Florida

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