Hensley Named President, Fernandez Vice Chairman Of Service Machine

Thomas R. Hensley has been named president and chief operation officer of The Service Machine Group, Inc. The announcement was made by Julian E. Fernandez, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Morgan City, La., company. Beverly H. Fernandez, former president and company founder, moves to vice chairman of the board of directors.

With four operating divisions, The Service Machine Group is engaged in fabrication for the offshore drilling and production i n d u s t r y , marine construction, marine repairs, and in the manufacture of rolled products. As a major supplier for the drilling and production industry, the company's fabrication division has a 20,000-ton annual capacity to produce structures to be used in water depths up to 300 feet.

Utilizing two 1,500-ton drydocks, the c o m p a n y p e r f o r ms dockside repairs for marine vessels, including tugs, crewboats, utility boats, drilling barges, and barges. With an annual output of 10 to 15 boats, the company's marine construction division produces barges, seagoing tugs, and utility boats up to 170 feet.

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