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W.L. Rose Jr. Named
William L. Rose Jr. has been named president of Williams-Mc-
Williams Co., Inc., a New Orleans- based dredging and marine con- struction firm.
William L. Rose Jr.
Mr. Rose has served as Wil- liams-McWilliams's executive vice president and general manager for the past year. He joined the company in 1966, became man- ager of offshore construction op- erations in 1967, and was named vice president-construction in 1969. Mr. Rose holds a B.S. de- gree in civil engineering from
Louisiana State University, and served as a construction engineer in the U.S. Air Force.
Williams-McWilliams Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Houston-based
Zapata Corporation, has dredging and marine construction opera- tions involving 10 dredges and two New Orleans-area fabrication yards. The latter facilities are used for equipment repair and steel fabrication to support its inland and offshore construction projects.
Alan McCommon Promoted
To Marketing Assistant
At Hudson Shipbuilders
Wendle Huddleston, president of Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc., Pas- cagoula, Miss., recently announced a change in the company's man- agement personnel.
Alan McCommon has been pro- moted to assistant for marketing.
He will be responsible for sales, marketing, advertising, public re- lations, and estimating. He joined
HUDSHIP as a planner in May 1979, and was promoted to pro- duction control manager in Sep- tember 1979.
Prior to joining HUDSHIP, Mr.
McCommon had been associated with Quality Shipbuilders, Inc. of
Moss Point, Miss.
Samson Offers New
Shear Pin Shackle-
Increased tanker size, exposed locations, and stronger mooring systems have created a need to protect mooring buoys or other installations from overloading. To meet this need, the Samson Shear
Pin Shackle is now available.
Up to the shear load it looks and works like any other shackle, but this shackle will shear at a predictable load. This will protect the entire system including the hawser, which is usually consid- ered the "weak link" in a moor- ing system.
The design of the Shear Pin
Shackle uses specially treated ma- terials and is arranged so that the load at shear is within a narrow band. For example: a unit rated at 350 tons will not shear below 320 tons, but 90 percent of the units will have sheared at or be- low 350 tons, and 100 percent by 360 tons.
For further information write to Joe Linehan at Samson Ocean
Systems, Inc., Dept. MR, 99 High
Street, Boston, Mass. 02110.
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