Kori Will Continue Building Amphibious Vehicles At Port Of Iberia Site

Construction of amphibious tracked vehicles will be continued at the Port of Iberia, La., following the recent completion of a $4-million order for the People's Republic of China. Cheryl Wilson, president of the Kori Corporation of Lafayette, La., has announced that, following shipment of 32 specially designed vehicles to China, her company will continue to manufacture similar models at its leased waterfront plant in New Iberia.

The vehicles, mounted on twin steel pontoons and driven by two heavy-duty tractor diesels, will be used by the Chinese Government to search for oil and gas in the mainland's eastern swamplands. They have been equipped to carry seismic instruments, shallow drilling gear, supplies, and geophysical crews.

In addition to the new Kori plant's favorable waterfront location just off the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway about midway between New Orleans and Houston, the availability of skilled workers was a major factor in the company's decision to remain in New Iberia, where it has been since March this year.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 56,  Oct 1984 Ohio

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