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'85 Sales Of Imperial
Survival Suits Nears 100,000—Literature Offered
Sales of cold-water survival suits by Imperial Manufacturing Compa- ny of Bremerton, Wash., approach 100,000 this year, according to pro- duction manager Jim Skelly. A big boost in sales for the company, which has been producing survival suits for 15 years, came last summer when new U.S. Coast Guard re- quirements became effective. Inter- est of the marine community in improving protection against drowning and hypothermia—death from loss of body heat—continues to increase both in the U.S. and abroad.
In a four-month period last sum- mer, Imperial sold 8,500 survival suits, nearly its total sales volume in
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REFRIGERATION some years. According to Mr.
Skelly, Imperial supplies 75 percent of the U.S. market for survival suits, with the remaining production split among a handful of companies.
Imperial has worked with various governing bodies, including the
Coast Guard and Underwriters Lab- oratory, in testing and developing safe standards, and is said to be the only U.S. manufacturer of survival suits to pass the Norwegian Mari- time Directorate standards, the most stringent in the world. More than 300 individuals have reported incidents where their lives were saved through the use of Imperial survival suits.
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New Calendar Now
Available From Hempel
Hempel's Industrial Coatings Inc. has announced the release of the 1986 Hempel calendar commemo- rating the classic sailing ships of the 1500 to 1900 era. These paintings by
John Gardner have been in de- mand by collectors and are now available on request until the supply is exhausted.
The Hempel calendar has been issued each year for the past 40 years. For a copy,
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Products And Services
BP North America Petroleum,
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BP North America Petroleum
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In addition, according to the bro- chure, BPNAP services shipowners' requirements competively, prompt- ly and efficiently. It also connects the U.S. into BP's unique worldwide bunkering network, providing rapid, competitive quotations to shipown- ers whose vessels trade in ports worldwide.
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