Lawson Products Corporation has been purchased for an undisclosed amount by Sasakura Engineering Co., Ltd. of Osaka, Japan, it was announced by Tetsugoro Sasakura, president. Located at 70 Pine Street, New York, N.Y., since 1945, the Lawson corporate
The international maritime consulting firm of Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd., New York, has elected Edward A. Waryas Jr. to the newly created position of vice president, commercial. Mr. Waryas will assist in developing and maintaining relationships between
Bergeron Industries, Inc. has announced the delivery of the barge David B (shown above) to DBC C o r p o r a t i o n of America, Houston. Constructed at Bergeron's Braithwaite, La., marine facility, the David B, reportedly the largest inland service tank barge ever built,
Baldt Inc., Chester, Pa., has recently published a new four-color brochure on military shipbuilding. This brochure highlights Baldt products that have been manufactured to U.S. Navy specifications for more than 80 years. Entitled, "Baldt—Proud to be on Board,
A worldwide computer network has been launched by five firms in a joint venture which provides clients with maritime industry information. Lloyd's Register of Shipping, Lloyd's of London Press Limited, Phs. Van Ommeren International B.V., Fairfield International Corp.
Marine Management Systems, Inc. (MMS) of Stamford, Conn., has been named an authorized International Business Machines value added dealer in the maritime industry for the entire IBM personal computer product line and accessories, according to MMS president Eugene D.
—Literature Available A new concept in rudder-shaft bearings, developed by Thomson-Gordon Limited of Burlington, Ontario, can reduce initial cost and increase wear life for ocean-going vessels, Great Lakes ships and smaller vessels down to 200 tons.
Jotun, manufacturer of paints and powder coatings, is in the midst of a major expansion of its U.S. resources. The expansion, which will serve the local marine fleets in the Americas, will be part of the Jotun global network for seagoing vessels.
—Literature Available K.E.W. has named Unitor its worldwide distributor to the marine and offshore markets for the company's line of hot and cold water, highpressure cleaning machines and wet/dry vacuum cleaners that are enjoying impressive sales around the world.
The appointment of Christopher J. Jacobs, assuming the dual roles of vice president, marketing, and director of international operations, has been announced by Contromatics' president John P. Kempton. In this new management position, Mr. Jacobs is