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Services & Distributors hydraulics department can also handle service and repair, including stabilizers, steering systems, thrusters and more.

The American Equity

Underwriters, Inc.

The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. is the program administrator of the American Longshore Mutual Associa- tion Ltd., a group self-insurance fund authorized by the

U.S. Department of Labor to provide USL&H coverage for the liabilities of its members under the United States

Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. AEU

Michael L. Lapeyrouse works with insurance brokers to provide USL&H cover-

The American Equity age to employers who are members of ALMA, including

Underwriters, Inc. shipbuilders, ship repairers, marine terminal operators, stevedores, marine contractors and other waterfront busi- nesses. With a history rooted in maritime, AEU is keenly aware of the challenges faced by waterfront employers and partnership poised Karl Senner, LLC to become the North has carefully built services and teams around loss control, American representative for Marine in 2015. Today, Karl’s underwriting and claims handling to directly address the son Ralph and his sons Karl and Christopher still operate challenges and intense regulation these employers face. under their fathers’ philosophy remaining dedicated to the

Our members can rest assured their unique exposures are product, customer support, parts availability and even in- being managed by experts in longshore. house training. Family is everything at Karl Senner, LLC, from the founding family itself, to people they employ and their families, the family of vendors and the family of cus- tomers formed by principles of Karl himself. Karl Senner,

Karl Senner, LLC

LLC looks for long-term partnerships for generations to

Karl Senner, LLC is a family business established by Karl come. It is forward thinking yet rooted in tradition. Karl

H. Senner in 1972. It is now owned and operated by his Senner, LLC is the exclusive sales and service representa- son and grandsons entering the third generation. In 1967 tive for Reintjes Marine Transmissions, Steerprop Azimuth

Karl sold the very ? rst Reintjes gearbox in North America, Thrusters, and EPD Marine Electrical Systems throughout quickly making a strong name by selling reliable products North America.

and providing dependable support for his customers. In The company has reported tremendous growth and de- 1999 the company was approached by azimuth manufac- velopment over the past few years, highlighted by progress tured that shares a very similar design philosophy to that of increasing its customer base with multiple new customers

Reintjes, and shortly thereafter Karl Senner, LLC became converting to Karl Senner products. Simultaneously, the the exclusive sales and service representative for Steerprop ? rm has improved the overall ef? ciency and responsive- in United States, Mexico and the Bahamas. As the azi- ness of its already highly regarded service department. Karl muth market grew, Karl Senner, LLC was chosen to supply Senner, LLC has seen the primary demand for gearboxes

Steerprop thrusters onboard over 155 diesel-electric vessels and Z-drives from several market sectors including inland side-by-side to EPD Electrical Systems. This collaborative towboats, ferries, ? shing vessels, harbor tugs and govern- 73 MN

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