Armco recently restructured its Western Steel Division into three operating divisions — Southwestern Steel, Midwestern Steel, and Manufactured Products. The reorganization is a further step in Armco's strategy to establish autonomous business units.
Southwestern Steel Division is headquartered in Houston, and produces carbon and alloy steels in plate, wide-flange, and bar forms primarily for the energy and marine markets. Its Houston producing plant is the largest integrated steel mill on tidewater west of the Mississippi River.
Clifford G. Ward is president of Southwestern Steel Division.
He was with the company's steel sales organization from 1949 to 1977, when he t r a n s f e r r e d to Armco's Houston-based National Supply Company as vice president of administration. In 1978, he returned to Armco's Western Steel Division as vice president of Houston products.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Midwestern Steel Division produces carbon and alloy steels in the form of bar, rod, and wire, primarily for agricultural mining and light construction uses. Robert L. Purdum is president of Midwestern Steel Division. He served as sales engineer, general manager, and vice president for Armco's Metal Products Division.
In 1978, he was named vice president for Western Steel Division's Kansas City Products organization.
Also with headquarters in Kansas City, Manufactured Products Division has producing plants in Kansas City; Sand Springs, Okla.; Marion, Ohio; and several smaller fabricating plants. Union Wire Rope, a full line wire rope producer, is part of this division.
F.H. (Ted) Cheffy is president of the division. He joined Armco in 1956 and advanced through its steel sales organization to director of products and customer services for Armco's Eastern Steel Division. In 1977, he was named general manager of Union Wire Rope.
American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, D.C., recently published a new text, "Handbook of Corrosion Protection for Steel Pile Structures in Marine Environments." Authored by corrosion engineers and steel pile specialists, the 260-page book provides an indepth study of the problems and remedies
A Quality Assurance Program for massproduced rolled-steel products is being o f - fered to steel mills worldwide by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The steel products covered in the program are those used in the construction of ABS-classed merchant vessels and other marine structures. The
the Cleveland-based Lake Carriers and the Canadian Shipowners Association was informed by Donald Belch, director of government relations for Canadian steel manufacturer Stelco Inc. Mr. Belch was referring to the negotiations currently underway on a new multilateral steel agreement, for the Uruguay
Rautaruukki Group of Finland is the largest steel company in Scandinavia with 13,000 employees and an approximate annual turnover of $2.7 billion. While this is, essentially, a small company among the consolidated behemoths of the steel industry, Rautaruukki comes up big in the important areas:
incorporate the Du Pont Company's "Detacouple^ explosion bonded welding transition joints to attach the aluminum cryogenic cargo tanks to the ship's steel structure. The "Detacouple" t r a n s i t i on joints were selected because they offer greater economy in installation than a mechanical joint
The M/V George A. Stinson, the first 1,000-foot super ore carrier in National Steel Corporation's Great Lakes fleet, was christened in Detroit, Mich., on August 21 by Mrs. George A. Stinson, in honor of her husband who is chairman of National Steel. She broke the traditional bottle of champagne
Major price reductions of up to $1,000 per unit are being offered for the new line of Galva-Steel portable waste compactors/recyclers introduced by TFC Corporation of Minneapolis, Minn. The lower cost Galva-Steel line of Pollution Packers is an alternative to the more expensive stainless steel models
The first steel boats built by Desco Marine were unveiled recently at a christening and launching ceremony at the shipyard in St. Augustine, Fla. According to Desco Marine president Tom Collins, the shrimp boats La Marseillaise and LAmericaine were built for Ljubisa Nalovic and were scheduled for
Demand for steel products weakened during the first nine months of 2001, but Rautaruukki's turnover increased 12 percent and its profits held steady. Rautaruukki's deliveries of flat and tubular products were up four percent and the average price of deliveries in euros was three percent higher
Roland A. Kjelland has been named executive vice president, Kaiser Steel Corporation, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, Calif. 94666, responsible for the corporation's raw materials and shipping activities. In his new position, Mr. Kjelland will have total responsibility for the development of Kaiser Ste
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Maryland yard, Bethship-Sparrows Point, has signed a letter of intent with Morrison Knudsen to build the tunnel sections for the new thirdtunnel to be installed under Boston Harbor. The job will require 35 million pounds of steel. The subcontract, valued at over $60
line, you get really Level Wind Carriage is fabricated with a high peak loads on the gear box in the traditional winch.” Kotug contacted Tug- Stainless-steel liner. The system also in- pins to help develop a solution, which came up with the Modular Caliper Escort cludes JonRie’s Render/Recover blocks Winch
per unit of transport), exceeding the IMO EEDI phase 2 re- quirements that will become effective in 2020. In addition, a highly corrosion re- sistance steel has been used in the cargo tank, making anti-rust paint unnecessary. Posidonia Virginia-Class Submarine Delivered to U.S. Navy Huntington Ingalls
560 kW 6135SFM85 John Deere main engines for a speed of 20 knots. Reduction gears will be Reintjes WAF 244 with 2.5:1 reduction ratio driving stainless steel shafts and bronze propellers. Engines are easily removed from ves- sel via matching hatches in main deck and overhead in- house top. Self-propelled
to decarbonize in- speci? c to give competitive advantage. centuries much more quickly, so les- understand the reason for change and dustries such as steel manufacturing Looking more widely, there is a sons from new designs and how they that an environment of change is the or concrete. And clearly
inven- One of the unfortunate realities Mrs. shipowners, Grieg Green is selective Green considers when they determine if tory and ? nally cutting the steel in a safe Saltkjel points out is that sometimes about which yards and cash buyers they they will recommend a yard to shipown- manner. class societies
materials were aluminum very early engineering tion and this is one of those cases where decades (I actually interviewed for the for the hulls and steel for the foils, there interns (and also helped I really like what I see. This is still an Boeing Jetfoil program when I gradu- were few suitable
no additional load is experienced by the crane, regardless of the length of rope used during load handling operations. This is in complete contrast to steel wire-rope cranes. combining decades of MacGregor’s load handling exper- “In practical terms, this means that a smaller crane and tise with the ?
grants from to build and repair more boats.” support vessels, and we hope to be the U.S. Maritime Administration in “In years past you could build steel building and repairing many vessels in helping it fund everything from new boats outside, and the ways was never the future for the offshore wind
and Fire Island on Great South Bay. When MarineNews visited the yard in September, Blount was working another pair of vessels, including a 101 x 40-ft. steel double-ended passenger/vehicle ferry for Shelter Island, NY. To be named Southern Cross, it marks the third vessel built for South Ferry. In addition
Council, Rotary International, United States Power metric in play. Squadrons, Boy Scouts of America, Advisory and Alumni Back to evolution, as the steel alloy in boat hulls changed Boards at Michigan Technological University. in the early 1970’s, the hulls became less rigid and more It is no secret
Drewry, of- returned to the iron ore import market to support its record-high fered, “… in the run up to the impending IMO regulations, the ef- steel production, providing a further boost to rates over the sum- fective supply of vessels has contracted. To avoid using expensive mer months. Chinese
“Vessel earnings will fall from current (near to the site of the dam collapse) in late Spring. At the Capi- highs in all cases by November. Weakening steel demand and fac- tal Link session, Hamish Norton, President of Star Bulk Carriers tory closures during Chinese New Year celebrations will under- explained
. The Evolution of Marine Design s the 90th anniversary of Robert Allan techniques. While Robert Allan Senior continued to slowly died out. The very age steel tug Ocean Master Ltd. approaches it is quite timely to ad- primarily design small wooden vessels for the Navy was designed for a local ? rm but
Fleet, Farrell Lines (also with posite direction and reportedly paying a toll locks suitable for battleships on the drawing ties, originally, to U.S. Steel) and Paci? c Pan- fee of some $830,000, the 10,000 TEU MOL board (but never actually built). This work, ama Line, were commonplace. Benefactor
specialist Royston to perature increases and lower heat tivated Thordon Bearing’s TG100’s appoint a new US-based distributor transfer through steel plates. secondary seal during operations in for its advanced enginei technology. www.nipponpaint-marine.com the lower Mississippi River, when Standard
VESSELS First Steel Cut for New Great Lakes Bulk Carrier more than 35 years. The new River-Class, self-unloading bulk carrier is believed to be the ? rst ship for U.S. Great Lakes service built on the Great Lakes since 1983. Mea- suring 639 feet in length (78 feet W / 45 feet H / 28,000 DWT), the ship
time and produce work for domestic shipyards in the form of newbuild and retro? t contracts alike. We should never forget that the ? rst cabin-forward steel constructed offshore supply vessels adapted East Coast designs for GoM requirements. Similarly, and when the East coast wind boom arrives in earnest
per- son with a shared of? ce in Cambridge and working with a company called Jaybridge Robotics on our ? rst prototype autonomy system. We bought a 25’ steel twin-screw azi- muth German tug and opened a shop in Boston Harbor Michael G. Johnson Shipyard. We started with developing wireless remote con- trol
. Robbins Maritime operates diameter barrel. Both feature Nema light assist work, line-handling, and 5 near-coastal tugs and provides its 4 stainless steel enclosures. construction support. Current con- customers with high-quality marine www.schoellhorn-albrecht.com fguration plans for the ASD tug
run with licensed mariners and won’t spend a dime on life- to do. I have spoken with owners and they are wondering saving or frefghting equipment or even steel and glass. what they are going to do. The Coast Guard doesn’t have Sub M will level the playing feld. the manpower to shut down a big piece of an
, with big operational benefts. Another new rail yard, on the Port’s Burns Harbor: take the Train west side, will have capacity for 90 rail cars on US Steel’s The Burns Harbor DOT grant, awarded in 2017, was 57-acre parcel. All told, Burns Harbor rail storage will go for $9.85 million. Total project
actions.” Nevertheless, he conceded, that it will take time to assess long-term impacts from the tariff uncertainties. Coda said that “agriculture and steel form the bedrock of our system in Indiana.” One operational change at Jefferson- ville is that trucks are now hauling more steel because steel imports
Indiana: Big Successes, with Big Projects in the Wings By Tom Ewing or Indiana’s state-established, but autonomous Ports more than two million tons of steel, each Port’s largest com- of Indiana, 2018 was a record setting year, both for modity. Mount Vernon, which has been breaking volume system-wide numbers
former criminal defense attorney with Miami- everyone knew Beau.” Dade County Public Defender’s Offce. Is it possible for a couple of middle-aged women in steel- After taking over P&L, Isabella left her longtime career toed construction boots and helmets to fall off the banana as a paralegal with challenging