NEW YORK Steel fabricator AT&F has opened a new facility in Charleston, S.C., to serve the commercial marine industry, the company said.
Cleveland-based AT&F, which traditionally services the naval defense industry, said the new AT&F Marine division will focus on serving the emerging marine emissions control market for exhaust gas scrubber technology and liquefied natural gas conversion projects.
The division will be led by 18-year vessel management veteran Chris van Raalten, the service center added.
"Our goal was to bring together the tools and resources necessary to serve the specialized needs of the commercial marine industry in one location thats convenient for our customers. From their perspective, this Charleston location is an ideal place to centralize our shipbuilding expertise," AT&F president Michael F. Ripich said.