Reception Honors Wheeler's Appointment As Exclusive Agent For Schelde Yard

A gala reception was held at the W a l d o r f - A s t o r i a Hotel in New York in honor of Wesley D.

Wheeler becoming exclusive U.S.

agent for Royal Schelde Shiprepairers, Flushing (Vlissingen) Holland, with the respective principals present.

The Honorable J.J.P. Robertson, N.Y. Consul of the Netherlands, and J.M. Bakels, executive s e c r e t a r y of the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in the USA, were in attendance together with many dignitaries in the marine field. A Dutch flavor was added to the refreshments by having native gin and beers together with herring, cheese, and sate.

The self-contained, modern 16- year-old repair facility is 8 kilometers outside the historic town of Flushing at the crossroads of the English Channel and Scheldt River to Antwerp, Terneuzen, and Ghent. There is a very good labor supply with two full shifts normally worked from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily and weekends.

Extra shift and sailing workers can be arranged. A 3,000-man labor pool is available at the original main yard at Flushing, which is devoted to the production of NATO frigates, submarines, Sulzer diesels, boilers, gears, and nuclear fabrications.

Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd. of 104 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016 is a firm of international maritime consultants with nine graduate engineers in a staff of over 20. Besides representing shipyards, the firm specializes in ship surveys, design, and consulting in admiralty.

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