The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association of the domestic inland and coastal barge and towing industry, has chosen its 1989 leadership. J.A. Tinkey, president, Mid-America Transportation Company, Fairview Heights, 111.
The plan for the reorganization of Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Company, Inc., Mobile, Ala., was confirmed recently by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama. The plan marks the end of Chapter 11 protection for Bender after just nine months.