NEW YORK Steel
fabricator AT&F has opened a new facility in Charleston,
S.C., to serve the commercial marine industry, the company
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
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.