W.B. Buhrmann Elected President Of Newly Formed U.S. Steel Companies

Thomas Marshall, group vice president-resource development of U.S. Steel, has announced the formation of subsidiary companies to pursue commercial shipping and vessel management business on the Great Lakes. In making the announcement, Mr. Marshall said: "This move will enable us to fully develop profitable Great Lakes shipping opportunities with outside parties as has been done so successfully in our ocean shipping business with the Navios group of companies." USS Great Lakes Fleet, Inc.

will contract with commercial shippers for hauling bulk material cargoes in both the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway shipping trades. USS Great Lakes Fleet Services, Inc. will contract with vessel owners to provide management services.

At the same time, J.P. Elverdin, vice president-shipping for U.S.

Steel, announced that William B.

Buhrmann has been elected president of the new companies, which will have their headquarters in Duluth, Minn. A veteran of 30 years of service connected with mill and vessel operations, Mr. Buhrmann has been general manager-lake shipping since 1976.

He began his U.S. Steel career at the Homestead (Pa.) Works.

In 1955, he became a foreman in the structural mill, and two years later was named its general foreman-operations. In 1964 Mr.

Buhrmann became superintendent of the Homestead Works' Wheel and Axle Division. Four years later, he returned to the main Homestead plant as assistant division superintendent, slab and plate, and in 1970 became divisional superintendent in charge of that unit. In July 1972, he was promoted to assistant to the general superintendent of Homestead Works, leaving that post in 1973 to become manager of operations for the Great Lakes Fleet.

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