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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Airmar Acquires Former Materials Systems Inc.

staff in the CTG Littleton facility. This allows MSI to continue to provide existing and future custom sonar transducers to both defense and commercial customers without any interruption. The acquisition will also provide MSI Transducers Corp. access to a number of advanced manufacturing techniques, additional design capabilities, support services, and a partner for higher volume manufacturing. Airmar will now have a subsidiary entrenched in the defense market, as well as new capabilities and technologies to expand on,” stated Dr. Brian Pazol, Vice President at MSI

Nadia Delaoutre-Pollato (Photo: Survitec Group)

SurvitecZodiac Appoints New General Manager

director and is now responsible for an important element in the Survitec Group’s product portfolio.    Under the direct supervision of plant manager Francois Dureau, the revisions to the factory’s operation were initiated to enable it to operate with just-in-time manufacturing techniques. These are already enabling cost savings and production improvements relating to productivity and quality to be achieved.    “These changes will ultimately benefit the customer and the company alike,” Delaoutre-Pollato said. “The new factory layout is more efficient

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Clyde Marine Training Reports Short Course Milestone

Clyde Marine Training informs it has reached a milestone this week, welcoming its 10,000th person to successfully complete one of its marine short courses. Christopher Anderson was undertaking the Personal Survival Techniques course and he and the rest of the delegates on the course enjoyed a celebratory cake to mark the occasion. Clyde Marine Training runs more than 100 scheduled courses a year as well as a number of on-demand and bespoke ones covering STCW courses, personal survival techniques, basic safety training, maritime security courses and crowd management. The various courses are held

Galal Hamdy (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Names Hamdy as VP, Business Development

;Greensea is anticipating 2018 to be another year of explosive sales growth,” according to the company's COO, Marybeth Gilliam. “Galal will be instrumental in driving growth and meeting our projections. He will be focused on identifying key partners, building long-term original equipment manufacturing (OEM) relationships, and developing new market segments.&rdquo

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MarTID: The Global Maritime Training Survey

In a coming edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, we explore modern training and “blended learning” techniques with Murray Goldberg, CEO of Marine Learning Systems, maker of MarineLMS. A researcher and developer of learning management systems, Goldberg’s software has been used by millions of people and companies worldwide. Here Goldberg explains the scope and important of a historic new annual survey, The Maritime Training and Insights Database (MarTID) (www.martid.org/survey). Q: Our parent organization, New Wave Media, your organization, and in conjunction with the

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SeaDek Adds Installers in New Zealand

Reporting a surge in international demand, SeaDek said it has added 10 new SeaDek Certified Installers in New Zealand. Working in partnership with SeaDek Certified Fabricator Batavian Rubber, the new Installers will be strategically located to provide custom SeaDek patterning and installation for boat builders, marinas and end-users.    Members of SeaDek's ownership recently traveled alongside SeaDek factory CAD technicians to Batavian's New Zealand headquarters to conduct a training program for the new installers, which included in-depth hands-on instruction on SeaDek's digital patterning

Joe Kane (Photo: Klein Marine Systems, Inc.)

Klein Names Kane Director of Operations/Manufacturing

Joe Kane has joined Klein Marine Systems, Inc. as the company’s new director of operations and manufacturing. He will be  responsible for supply chain management, manufacturing and customer service for Klein's side scan sonar, bathymetry products and maritime security and surveillance systems.     Kane brings a broad range of manufacturing leadership experience to Klein, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitcham Industries, Inc., having worked in various roles at leading electronic manufacturers.   Kane was previously the manufacturing manager, for L-3 Communications Maritime

Jesse Spence (Photo: Noise Control Engineering)

Spence Takes over as Noise Control Engineering President

Glosten subsidiary Noise Control Engineering, LLC (NCE), a Massachusetts-based acoustical and structural engineering consultancy, said it has appointed Jesse Spence as its next president.   As NCE president, Spence will have direct responsibility for organizational processes, market assessment and business development. He accepts this position after serving as NCE’s director of technology.   Spence joined NCE in 2001, having led the firm’s efforts to develop and implement technologies and techniques to facilitate solutions to marine acoustic and vibration problems. He has

L-R: Jeff Hubert, Ken Sahibs, John Ratto, Boston Whaler President Nick Stickler, Mike Hertweck, David Adams. (Photo: BCGP)

Brunswick Expanding Its Boat Building Facility

Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) has officially broken ground on a facility expansion at the company's Edgewater, Fla. headquarters. The addition includes a new large-boat building with added manufacturing space and other facility improvements. The new 10,500-square-foot facility will be located on the east side of the commercial boats manufacturing campus and will increase the company's manufacturing capacity by 50 percent.     "Today, by breaking ground on the BCGP facility expansion, we are greatly increasing our capabilities," said Boston Whaler

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Mercury Marine Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Mercury Marine is adding a 53,000 square foot manufacturing capacity expansion to its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisc. The expansion will consist of 45,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity and an additional 8,000 square feet of office space. In addition, Mercury is investing in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to better streamline the manufacturing process and meet the growing demands in the marketplace. The new space will be completed in January, 2017.   “This is an exciting time for Mercury Marine,” said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president. “Demand

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Sulzer Takes Measures in the Pumps Equipment Division

  Based on the current challenging environment in the oil and gas market, Sulzer decided to take measures to streamline the manufacturing capacities of its Pumps Equipment division. Since the beginning of 2015, Sulzer’s Pumps Equipment division has been organized in three market-oriented business units Oil and Gas, Power, and Water, a dedicated global Parts, Retrofit, and Nuclear Services organization, and a Global Operations network. With the new setup, the company targets to make better use of its capacity and improve quality. At the same time, the oil and gas market remains

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Thrustmaster Announces Factory Expansion

, add an onsite paint and blast facility, develop a new fabrication shop, expand machine shop operations, expand the assembly area and add a multitude of upgrades that will lend to the efficiency and precision of thruster production. An immediate benefit of the expansion is the hiring boost for the manufacturing sector of Houston’s economy as Thrustmaster expands its workforce to meet the growing needs of its global customer network, the company said. Thrustmaster opened its current 200,000 sqft (18,600 sq m) thruster factory with total in house fabrication, machining, assembly, inspection and

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MTU Launch Minnesota Youth Apprenticeship Program

Corp., a Rolls-Royce Power Systems company providing diesel and gas-based power system solutions, has announced the launch of a new youth apprentice program. Details as follows: The vocational training program is designed for high school juniors and seniors and will combine hands-on training in a manufacturing setting with classroom instruction. The program will begin this fall, in partnership with Mankato Area Public Schools, South Central College, Kato Cable, a full service cable assembly company, and EI Microcircuits, an electronics design and manufacturing company.
 The new youth apprenticeship

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ATTC Celebrates 75 Years

In 1940, Jack Walters, Sr. started manufacturing oxy-fuel cutting tips in a makeshift workshop in his home. As the demand for materials and manufacturing brought on by World War II increased, Walters started American Torch Tip Co. (ATTC) in a small, rented garage in Pittsburgh, Pa.   Seventy-five years later, ATTC’s manufacturing plant and headquarters now occupy approximately 72,000 sq. ft., spanning three buildings in Bradenton, Fla. There, the company produces about 20,000 parts, encompassing five welding technologies including Plasma, MIG, TIG, Oxy-Fuel and Laser. Distribution networks

Brandon Reid (Photo: AdvanTec)

AdvanTec Hires Business Development Manager

of Brandon Reid to its business development Team.   Reid will assume the role of Business Development Manager, responsible for AdvanTec’s presence in Eastern Canada and the U.S.   Reid comes to AdvanTec from the marine equipment sales industry, previously working with Beclawat Manufacturing. He began his career in manufacturing before moving to sales and business development

Paul Smulders (Photo: Radio Holland)

Smulders Appointed CEO of Radio Holland

Radio Holland organization, renowned as specialist in NavCom and Maintenance in the global maritime industry.   In 2012 he left Radio Holland to become CEO at Netwave Systems B.V., manufacturer of maritime data collection systems. At Netwave Systems, Smulders gained experience at the manufacturing side, providing him in-depth insight in all matters related to manufacturing of navigational products. As a result, Smulders built up know-how and experience in managing manufacturing processes, including the involved sales and service aspects.    

Team BCGP celebrates their safety milestone with an employee gathering last Friday, April 14th.  (Photo: BCGP)

Brunswick Celebrates 10-year Safety Milestone

a lost time incident for Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP). BCGP's employees have worked 1,817,000 hours without a lost time incident and maintained a recordable incident rate of zero in 2016.   "This monumental milestone illustrates our dedication to safety and manufacturing excellence, said John Ratto, BCGP Director of Manufacturing and Plant Operations. "The safety and well-being of our employees is paramount as we strive every day to promote safety awareness and eliminate risks."   BCGP was also recently presented the Sustained Safety Performance