Michigan Wheel Announces Formation Of Propulsion Systems Group

H.L. VanderMey, president of the M i c h i g a n Wheel Division, Dana Corporation, has announced the formation of a propulsion systems group to market new systems for the increased propulsive and maneuverability efficiency of marine vessels. The systems involved in the new group will be composed of equipment aft of the vessel's main propulsion gear case.

According to Chuck Dvkstra, director of marketing, Michigan's aim is to continue to pioneer improvements to vessel efficiency as well as provide equipment that will increase vessel maneuverability.

David Johnson, the new propulsion systems manager, indicated that Michigan will be announcing further additions to its line of propellers and Kort nozzle systems.

All new products are aimed at improvements in maneuverability, propulsion efficiency, and the lowest cost to the vessel owner builder according to Mr. Johnson.

Products marketed by this new group will be produced and assembled in Michigan Wheel Division's three plant locations in the U.S.A.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 18,  Aug 15, 1980

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