Johnston Vertical Pumps Names Hoffert Marine

Hoffert Marine Inc. will handle Johnston Vertical Pumps on the East and Gulf Coasts, and has added a repair facility for the Johnston Deepwell Pump at their Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters. Paul E. Hoffert, president of the Jacksonville-based firm, said the new Johnston Model JS Barge Stripper is designed for single pump unloading and close stripping of bulk petroleum and other products from cargo barges, tankers and other carriers. The new Johnston pump is usually installed as a permanent, central unit designed to service all storage compartments.

Hoffert Marine is presently receiving pumps and delivering overhauled completely, in six days, to East Coast, Southeast and Gulf ports. Hoffert hopes to cut that time in half in the near future. He said: "There are many manufacturers of deepwell pumps, and we have the ability to overhaul all makes by cross reference of parts, adaptation of rebowling, using the proper parts and materials and conforming to the original pumping requirements specified. In most cases, we can replace if necessary, from the discharge head to the bottom of the column, including all stages, spiders, bearings, etc., on any make up to 20 inches." In addition to the Jacksonville headquarters, Hoffert Marine has offices in Lyndhurst, N.J., serving the Port of New York and New Jersey, Norfolk, Va., and Houston, Texas.

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