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Organized In Portland
Swan Island Shipyard, Inc., a minority-owned business enter- prise conceived through privately funded studies arranged by Port- land City Commissioner Charles
Jordan and some members of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce, has completed its formal corpo- rate organization.
The announcement was made recently by the corporation's president, Larry Jackson Sr. The studies were coordinated by local marine consultant James H.
Sanders, and were based on proj- ects originally suggested by Wil- liam Plymale, the Port of Port- land's former director of marine operations.
Although intended to address the need for more minority in- volvement in Portland's marine industry, Swan Island Shipyard is expected to have significant impact nationally. Thanks to pub- lically funded operating facilities provided by the Port of Portland, the new enterprise will be able to offer to those shipyard customers wishing to patronize certified mi- nority vendors a service package built around 14 deepwater repair berths, with 16 traveling gantry- mounted cranes, a set of heavy launching ways, and 4 full-sized drydocks, including the third largest floating drydock in the world.
Swan Island Shipyard's use of the port's facilities will not be exclusive. In fact, marketing re- search indicates that its activi- ties will complement rather than compete with those of the con- tractors currently operating at the port's facilities on Swan Is- land.
The new shipyard's adminis- trative offices are located on
Swan Island. Mail should be ad- dressed to P.O. Box 4588, Port- land, Ore. 97208. The phone num- ber is 503/285-5391. Inquiries should be directed to project co- ordinator James H. Sanders, who will act as the new shipyard's chief engineer. $27.7-Million Contract
Draper For Trident Support
The Charles Stark Draper Lab- oratory, Cambridge, Mass., has been awarded a $27,700,000 cost- plus-fixed-fee modification for engineering services in support of the Trident missile program.
The Navy's Strategic Systems
Project Office, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N000- 30-81-C-0133).
Alio International Rubber
Appoints Robert Salter
As Sales Manager
Robert A. Salter
Alex Lange, vice-president, and Louis P. Huyter, vice-presi- dent-sales of Alio International
Rubber Ltd., Little Ferry, N.J., recently announced the appoint- ment of Robert A. Salter as sales manager. Mr. Salter will be re- sponsible for Alio International
Rubber sales, reporting to Mr.
Alio International Rubber is one of the foremost suppliers of marine packing and jointings. Al- io also fabricates and distributes cargo and chemical hose, indus- trial hose assemblies, expansion joints, and connectors in stain- less and rubber to marine and in- dustrial markets worldwide.
Mr. Salter was formerly na- tional sales manager of Unaflex
Rubber Corp. and manager of the
H.S. White Co., a wholly owned distributor of Unaflex. Mr. Salter was also with Uniroyal Inc. for 12 years.
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