SNAME To Hold 1988 Ship Production Symposium In Seattle, August 24-26

The 1988 Ship Production Symposium, sponsored by the Ship Production Committee of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and hosted by its Pacific Northwest Section, will take place August 24-26, 1988 at the Edgewater Inn in Seattle, Wash.

The theme of this year's technical program is "Improving Shipbuilding Productivity: Repair-New Construction- Conversion. " Productivity is the key to the survival of American shipbuilding.

Rapid improvements are occurring in design techniques, equipment, and production methods and concepts as applied to new construction, repair and conversion.

Steering committee chairmen E.W.H. Clendenning and Jesse W. Brasher have organized 23 diversified technical presentations and panel discussions by experts on the theme subject. This wellrounded program provides information on the latest advances in this rapidly changing industry.

On Wednesday, August 24, the opening session of the technical program will be a discussion of "Status of NSRP/U.S. Shipbuilding," with Mr. Brasher, Virgil Rinehart from the Maritime Administration, and Edward T. Kenny from the U.S. Navy. Rear Adm. Malcolm MacKinnon III, USN, will deliver the keynote luncheon address. The technical program is complemented by tours and social activities that will enhance registrants' appreciation of the Seattle area.

On Friday, August 26, three tour groups are planned. One tour will take in the Pacific Museum of Flight and the Bird-Johnson Propeller Plant. Two tours are scheduled for the Boeing Airplane Plant and the Bird-Johnson Propeller Plant.

Spouses and guests can take advantage of the City of Seattle tour and lunch on Wednesday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For registration information, contact: The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 601 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, N.J.

07306; telephone: (201) 798-4800.

Due to a limited number of rooms, the Society is offering an early registration discount before July 22.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 24,  Jul 1988 D.C.

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