Epton Completes Order For Canada's Largest Marine Fenders

Epton Industries Inc. extruded a Canadian first recently with the completion of an order for 600-mm (24-inch) OD marine fenders, largest of their kind yet produced in Canada, according to the manufacturer. Destined for the Port of Vancouver on Canada's West Coast, this extrusion cut into 46 3-meter (10- foot) lengths will prevent containerships as big as 54,000 displacement tons from damaging Vancouver terminal docks, and vice versa.

These fenders are by no means Epton's maximum capacity. Doug Maass, business manager for marine products, explains, "Our plant has the capability to produce up to 711- mm (28-inch) OD extruded, and as large as 2,540-mm (100-inch) OD hand-built cylindrical fenders." Epton Industries was founded by a group of former BFGoodrich employees who have purchased and assumed the operation of BFG's Canadian Engineered Products Plant in Kitchener, Ontario.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 39,  Dec 15, 1983

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