NABRICO's New Winch To Be Installed At Cummins Terminal

Cummins Investments has become the first company to purchase the time-saving "Big Blue" barge-moving winch recently introduced by Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO), Nashville, Tenn.

The winch, the largest currently produced by NABRICO, will be installed at the company's Frontier Terminal in Muskogee, Okla., on the Upper Arkansas River.

James B. Cummins, president of the company, said that "Big Blue" will be used to facilitate both the loading of petroleum on barges and the unloading of petroleum as it arrives at the terminal by rail and truck.

Nicknamed "Big Blue" because of its color, the barge-moving winch has a three-speed operation in both directions to facilitate the back-and-forth movement of barges during loading and/or unloading. The threespeed capability saves an estimated one-third of the time required to load with a single winch.

The winch installation, scheduled for completion this month, is part of a major expansion at the facility that will add some 46,510 barrels of petroleum storage area.

NABRICO is a wholly owned subsidiary of The American Ship Building Company, Tampa, Fla.

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