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Standing in testament to the Adrick solution is the diverse list of references, starting with the U.S. Coast Guard and including Israeli Navy ships and some of the world's most advanced workboats.

Expanding the Business "The biggest challenge in building a company is planning for future business — that crystal ball is sometimes very foggy," Vassallo said. That lack of clari- ty, which is shared by companies both large and small, has led Vassallo to diversify Adrick Marine within and out- side of the core marine business. For example, the company has a rapidly growing land-side business producing sheet metal ductwork for buildings in

Manhattan.

Adrick is seeking to extend this to shipboard applications as well. Just as significantly, the company signed a landmark deal to distribute Novenco Hi-

Pres marine equipment — a top world supplier of high pressure air condition- ing systems and associated air side com- ponents for installations in accommoda- tion areas, engine rooms and machinery spaces — as its U.S. East Coast repre- sentative. In addition to its high-pres- sure air conditioning system. Adrick will present the Danish company's fire- fighting system as well. The FiFi system has been developed to meet the require- ments of SOLAS MSC/Circ. 913 for the local protection for fires within machin- ery spaces. The Novenco Local Appli- cation system is approved by major clas- sification societies and the U.S. Coast

Guard.

The territory is large, and encompass- es the entire U.S. east coast extending west around the Great Lakes to Min- nesota, and around the coast of Florida up to East of Apalachee Bay, including the East Coast of Canada.

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MariTEL Appoints Smith

As President and CEO

MariTEL. Inc. has named Dan Smith as President and CEO, effective Febru- ary 1, 2002. Smith joins MariTEL from

BellSouth, where he has been executive vice president of Latin America North for BellSouth International since 1998.

Prior to his assignment at BellSouth

International, Dan was vice president of sales and marketing for BellSouth Cel- lular and earlier, regional vice president of BellSouth Mobility. Dan has also been group vice president of American

Cellular.

Wartsila Acquires

John Crane-Lips

John Crane-Lips will become part of

Wartsila following the signing of the sale and purchase agreement between

Wartsila and John Crane-Lips' UK- based parent Smiths Group for approxi- mately $304 million. The acquisition of

John Crane-Lips, which will operate within Wartsila under the name Wartsila

Propulsion. Wartsila will gain the brand name Lips, as well as the Deep Sea

Seals brand. Smiths Group will retain the name John Crane.

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Thrustmaster Expands

Houston Facility

Thrustmaster of Texas has expanded its Houston manufacturing facility by over 65 percent. The expansion now gives Thrustmaster more than 50,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, in addition to more than 10,000 sq. ft. of administra- tive, design, and research space on their six-acre Northwest Houston location.

The expansion, which began with the official groundbreaking and pouring of slab in September, took five months to complete without any interruption in ongoing work. In addition to the new square footage and the new machinery, a 25-ton overhead crane was also added and the size of its spare parts warehouse was also expanded.

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