Levingston Forms Purchasing Company —Names Officers

Ed Paden, president of Levingston Industries, Inc., Orange, Texas, announced recently the formation of a new member of the Levingston Group of Companies, to be called Levingston Service Company, Inc.

Levingston Service Company will have two principal activities, Mr. Paden stated. First, the purchase of material and equipment for all the members of the Levingston Group, including Levingston Shipbuilding, Texas Gulfport Shipbuilding, Levingston Armadillo, Levingston Industrial Products, and Levingston Marine Corporation; and second, the supply of all kinds of marine, offshore and other equipment and material for all sectors of the maritime and offshore industries.

L e v i n g s t o n Service will be headed by Woody Gaines as president and chief operating officer, and W.D. Taylor as vice president.

Mr. Gaines has been with the Levingston Group since 1978, most recently as vice president, engineering and material, for Levingston Shipbuilding. Mr.

Taylor has been with the Levingston Group since 1962, most recently as director of materiel for Levingston Shipbuilding.

Announcing the formation of the new company and the appointment of its officers, Mr.

Paden said: "For some years now Levingston has been using its experience and expertise in the design and construction of offshore drilling rigs to assist our overseas licensees and their customers in the selection and acquisition of drilling equipment and other material. We believe that the time has come to make these services available throughout the maritime and offshore industries."

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