Harold L. Smith Jr. has been named general manager of the Detroit Diesel Allison Division, General Motors Corporation; he is also a GM vice president. Mr. Smith replaces Donald J. Atwood, who has been appointed group executive in charge of GM's Electrical Components Group.
The Inland Waterways Division of Pott Industries, Inc., St. Louis, recently christened its newest towboat, the M / V Mike Schmaeng, an 1,800-hp towboat, built by Inland Marine Constructors, Inc. of Evansville, Ind. The christening ceremonies were at Evansville.
In mid-April 1978, the Department of Engineering at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., inaugurated a fourweek Marine Diesel Continuing Education course which makes the Academy's new medium- and slow-speed diesel f a c i l i t i e s available to licensed steam engineers.
Turn of the century photographs of dirty, hot, cramped machine spaces filled with boilers, engines, gratings and bulkheads begin to tell the story of the state of steam power just after the birth of the propeller. Oil squirt cans, dancing connecting rods,
George A. Gabriles, president of Maencor, Inc., a Freeport, Texas, maintenance and engineering contracting firm for the marine, offshore, and chemical industries, has announced the addition of three management employees. Harry F. Koester Jr. joins the firm as c o n t r o l l e r , George H.
Two Colt-Pielstick marine engines with associated gearing, supporting equipment and monitoring systems have been ordered from Colt Industries, Fairbanks Morse Engine Division in Beloit, Wis., by United States Steel Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Dockside Machine & Ship Repair recently announced its signing of a contract with M.A.N./B&W Service GmbH of Ausburg, Germany. Dockside is under contract to act as a manufacturers approved service/repair shop which is part of the worldwide service organization of M.
The San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced the following program for the 1978-79 season: September 20, 1978—Regular meeting of the San Diego Section. Paper: "Heavy Lift Ship Design and Costs," by Benjamin V.