Benson, Basse And David Join Tampa Barge In Management & Production

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Inslee M. Rigdon, vice president of Tampa Barge and Ship Repair Services of Tampa, Fla., has announced the appointments of Arthur Benson as executive assistant to the president, Bill Basse as supervisor of steel erection planning and layout, and Bill David as field superintendent in charge of steel erection.

Mr. Benson served for a number of years as chief engineer of oceangoing vessels, and in various capacities ashore as port engineer and in shipyard management positions. For three years during the Vietnamese struggle, he served as director of ship repair and maintenance for the Gulf Coast District of the U.S. Maritime Administration.

Mr. Basse is widely known throughout the industry as a steel man. Mr. David is well-known for his many years in the ship repair industry as a steel erector. Tampa Barge is in the process of expanding its ship repair facility; the acquisition of Messrs. Benson, Basse, and David is a major step in that direction.

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