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Blocker Asks Title XI
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For Two Drill Barges To
Cost $23.8 Million Total
Blocker Marine, Ltd. I, a sub- sidiary of Blocker Drilling & Ma- rine Company, Houston, has ap- plied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of two posted drilling barges.
The proposed builder of the barges, which are to be operated in the inland and offshore waters of Louisiana, is J. Ray McDer- mott, New Iberia, La. Scheduled delivery dates are February and
If approved, the Title XI guar- antee would cover $17 million of the total actual cost of $23,807,- 000.
W.G. Ender Named L.A.
District Purchasing Agent
For Bethlehem Steel
The promotion of William G.
Ender Jr. to district purchasing agent of Bethlehem Steel Corpo- ration's Los Angeles district has been announced in Bethlehem, Pa., by Ralph K. Smith, vice president, purchasing.
William G. Ender Jr.
Mr. Ender, who is advancing from assistant district purchas- ing agent, succeeds John W. Ball, who has retired. The district in- cludes Bethlehem's Los Angeles steel plant and San Pedro, Calif., shipyard.
Mr. Ender joined Bethlehem
Steel's purchasing department in
Bethlehem as a buyer in 1965.
He was promoted to senior buyer and transferred to the New York
City general purchasing offices in 1973, to assistant (New York) district purchasing agent in 1974, and to district purchasing agent in 1975. He was transferred to
Los Angeles and named assistant district purchasing agent in 1978.
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