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Ginther Named President

Of Michigan Wheel's

Coolidge Division

American Marine Gets $390,000 Contract For

Two Cutterhead Dredges

American Marine and Machinery

Company (AMMCO) of Nashville has been awarded a contract worth about $390,000 to supply two cut- terhead suction dredging machines to the South Dakota Department of

Water and Natural Resources.

AMMCO management personnel were given the contract in Pierre,

S.D., recently following a meeting with Governor William Janklow.

In attendance on behalf of AMMCO were president Don R. King and vice presidents David Binkley and Allen Cargile.

The specially designed "canal" type dredges are to be delivered to the State agency in Aberdeen, S.D.

They will be used for the dredging of the James River over a distance of approximately 265 miles. The

James River Channel Project is a combined flood control and irriga- tion project. It is estimated that some three million cubic yards of sediment will be removed from the river channel.

AMMCO, one of the pioneers of the portable hydraulic dredge, built its first canal type machine more than 20 years ago for the U.S. Army

Corp of Engineers; that dredge is still in service.

Harry Ginther

Herbert L. VanderMey, presi- dent of Michigan Wheel Corpora- tion of Grand Rapids, Mich., has announced a reorganization of the company, and the formation of a new division to be called Coolidge

Propeller Commercial. The division president is Harry Ginther, who was formerly general manager of

Coolidge Propeller. He will have added responsibilities of Michigan

Wheel operations in Seattle and

Pascagoula, Miss.

Coolidge Propellers, with 55 years of marine propeller and related equipment experience, will operate from its present location in Seattle.

Coolidge manufactures propellers up to 14 feet diameter in stainless steel, and up to 40 feet diameter in manganese bronze and nibral alloys.

Propeller shafts and other marine hardware will also be available from the Coolidge division.

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USP&I Home Office

To New York Area—

Other Changes Announced

The United States P.&I. Agency,

Inc. (USP&I), the marine liability claims adjusting affiliate of Under- writers Adjusting Company, has an- nounced changes in office locations and management responsibilities.

The home office, formerly located in

New Orleans, has moved to Piscata- way, N.J. A new branch office has been opened in Tampa, Fla., and the Boston branch office has been opened in Tampa, Fla., and the Bos- ton branch has relocated to Ports- mouth, N.H.

James L. Lewis, executive ad- juster, is branch manager at Tampa, and Robert Hefler is branch man- ager at Portsmouth. George Goj- dics has been named manager of the New York City branch office, and Carter C. James has been appointed manager of the Norfolk office. Therese Carter has been named senior adjuster, operating in

St. Louis.

USP&I, specializing in marine lia- bility claims for more than 50 years, provides claims services to domestic and international underwriters and their agents, as well as to shipown- ers and offshore vessel operators, commercial fishing vessels, and yachts.

For further information on

USP&I's services,

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Circle 196 on Reader Service Card •> 6900 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20815 USA Call (301) 951-5225. Telex-705999.




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