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New Tug Company Formed
To Serve Great Lakes
Port And Harbor Areas
A new towing company featuring the coordinated efforts of four inde- pendent tug operators serving the
Great Lakes has been formed, ac- cording to an announcement by
Warren A. Jackman, a director of the Michigan-based Lakeswide
Towing Group, Inc.
The Group is said to be the only tug company on the Great Lakes to provide local on-site dispatching, on-site management, and on-site harbor conditions monitoring. Mr.
Jackman said that the Group's tug operators are among the most expe- rienced in the trades, and will con- tinue to service those areas in which they have specialized for many years.
The Group—consisting of Gaelic
Tugboat Company, North American
Towing Company, Seaway Towing,
Inc., and JMS Towing Service,
Inc.—will provide towing in the fol- lowing areas: Detroit, Toledo, and other Lake Erie ports (Gaelic); Du- luth, Superior, Chicago, Gary/India- na Harbor, and Burns Harbor (North American); the Sault Ste.
Marie locks and St. Mary's River (Seaway); and Kenosha, Milwaukee,
Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay, and east- ern Lake Michigan ports (JMS
Towing). Mr. Jackman empha- sized that carriers and vessel agents requiring towing services in several ports and harbors can place all of their orders by contacting any one of the Group's member companies. "By offering these coordinated ser- vices, the Group guarantees person- al attention by the individual tow- ing companies involved in the ship's transit," he said.
Bertel Named President of
New Orleans Dock Board
C. Alvin Bertel Jr. was elected president of the Board of Commis- sioners of the Port of New Orleans at the Dock Board's first regular meeting of 1985. He succeeds Jo- seph C. Domino, who resigned from the Board at the end of 1984.
Also elected to the Dock Board were Lucien J. Gunter, who was named vice president, and Charles
C. Teamer Sr., who will serve as secretary-treasurer.
Moffitt Names Marine
Marketing As Agent For
Cutless Brand Bearings
Lucian Q. Moffitt, Inc. of Akron, a subsidiary of BFGoodrich, has ap- pointed Marine Marketing Compa- ny as its manufacturer's representa- tive in the northeast U.S. for
BFGoodrich Cutless® Brand bear- ings.
Formed in 1976 by Larry Vin- cent, Marine Marketing specializes in the sale of marine products to the
March 1, 1985 commercial and pleasure boat in- dustries. It has sales offices in
Somerset, Mass.; Ellsworth, Maine; and Toms River, N.J. Moffitt is the marketing arm of BFGoodrich for
Cutless bearings for marine and in- dustrial applications.
The new sales territory covers
Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire,
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode
Island, Long Island, New York, New
Jersey, and Delaware. r
SMATCO Gets $3.5-Million
Navy Contract For 14
SMATCO, Inc. of Houma, La., has been awarded a $3,475,766 firm- fixed-price Navy contract for 14 electric/hydraulic hauling winches for alterations on the auxiliary ships
USS Butte (AE-27), USS Mars (AFS-1), USS Sylvania (AFS-2),
USS Niagara Falls (AFS-3), USS
White Plains (AFS-4), and USS
Concord (AFS-5). Work will be per- formed in Houma, and is expected to be completed in June 1986. Con- tract funds would have expired at the end of the current fiscal year.
Thirty-seven bids were solicited and six offers were received. The Naval
Sea Systems Command, Washing- ton, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-85-C-4258). """• BUTTHEN SO IS RELIABLE
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