Michigan Wheel Division, Dana Corporation, recently announced that it will now market a line of bow thrusters under the trade name of Michigan-Jastram. This exclusive arrangement applies to the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
According to Chuck Dykstra, director of marketing of Michigan Wheel, the company has formed a new propulsion systems group that is consistent with its goal to provide q u a l i t y p r o p u l s i on equipment and systems for improved maneuverability for overall vessel efficiency. Michigan Wheel, Mr. Dykstra indicated, is collaborating with Jastram-Werke of Hamburg, West Germany in manufacturing and marketing of the Michigan-Jastram line of bow thrusters in North America.
Working with Dr. Dykstra at Michigan Wheel's divisional offices in Grand Rapids, Mich., will be Dave Johnson, propulsion systems manager. Mr. Johnson explains that an essential element of the Michigan-Jastram bow thruster is its high-quality marine gearbox. He adds that since 1954, an ever-increasing number of ships of all sizes and types in Europe have been equipped with Jastram bow thrusters. The Hamburg- based company is a leading European manufacturer of transverse, fixed-pitch bow thrusters.
In the United States, the Jastram- supplied gears, along with Michigan propellers and transverse tunnels, will provide costefficient thrusters for the North American market.
For further information and free literature on Michigan-Jastram, write to Charles Dykstra, Dept. M.R., Michigan Wheel Division, 1501 Buchanan S.W., Grand Rapids, Mich. 49507.
David A. Johnson has been named manager of the Propulsion Systems Group at Michigan Wheel Division, Dana Corporation. The announcement was made by H.L. VanderMey, p r e s i d e n t of the Grand Rapids, Mich., division. Mr. Johnson comes to his new position from Michigan Wheel's Coolidge Division
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of the inland barrier system ? eld test in Kalamazoo, focus shifted to testing the offshore mitigation system prototype in Lake Huron near Port Huron, Michigan. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Holly- hock, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, was used to deploy the offshore prototype, which was designed particularly
son John, who was working at new opportunities. Marine Engineering from the University nances with human resources and regula- Bath Iron Works. of Michigan. “If you get along, you can tory compliance, too. She has a Masters “My father called and said that the solve problems. We’re close as a family
Superior operates from additional facilities in tion, rigging, and custom fabrication, with destructive and Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan and Nebraska, USA; non-destructive testing up to 1,300,000 pounds. Alberta and New Brunswick, Canada; and three locations in Brazil to serve South
and some of Soo Line Handling – still another GLG company – op- them have been re-powered multiple times.” That’s not to erates out of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. This ? rm handles say that GLG is sitting on its hands. They are not. lines for foreign-? ag ships at the locks. GLG more or less July 2018
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. Bob Moser will for domestic and international move- ing initiatives and exchange of data serve as Vice President of Manufac- ments of iron ore. Lake Michigan is to further those goals. The agreement turing & Engineering, and Rebecca predicted to have high water levels this embodies the St. Louis region’s
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