SHIPPER REPORT

SHIPPER REPORT

SEABOARD WAREHOUSE

BUYS REST OF STELLARSeaboard Warehouse Terminals Ltd. has acquired the remainder of Stellar Distribution Systems of Tampa, Fla. Seaboard Warehouse had owned half of Stellar Distribution.

"We can now offer our customers over 1 million square feet of storage, 500,000 in Tampa alone," said Andy Blank, Seaboard Warehouse's president.

Stellar's Tampa warehouse will be renamed Seaboard Tampa Terminals. The Tampa facility has 250,000 cubic feet of refrigerated storage space and can handle 62 trucks and 20 railcars simultaneously.

Mr. Blank said the Tampa warehouse's computer system will link Seaboard's other facilities in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

NACCO HOPES TO SET

SMALL APPLIANCE DEAL

CLEVELAND - Nacco Industries Inc. hopes to combine its Proctor-Silex Inc. subsidiary with Hamilton Beach Inc.

Nacco said the merger would give the two companies combined annual sales of about $350 million.

Hamilton Beach is a subsidiary of Glen Dimplex of Ireland.

If a deal between Nacco and Glen Dimplex is worked out, Nacco would own 65 percent of the combined company and Glen Dimplex would own 35 percent.

Both Hamilton Beach, which was acquired by Glen Dimplex in 1985, and Proctor-Silex, bought by Nacco in 1988, produce small electric appliances.

WASH. CEMENT SHIPPER

IS CLOSING UP SHOP

METALINE FALLS, Wash. - Another rail shipper is biting the dust as Lafarge Corp. prepares to close its cement plant here.

All manufacturing and distribution operations at the facility are expected to be phased out by June 23, meaning a loss of jobs for the plant's 60 workers.

Modernizing the 80-year-old facility from its run-down condition would require too much money, said Tom Roberts, the plant's manager. Lafarge acquired the plant in June 1989.

The plant, which can make 200,000 tons of cement a year, uses rail service for 60 percent of its outbound traffic, Mr. Roberts said. The plant's capacity will be picked up by other Lafarge plants in the company's Western region, he said.

Lafarge is a major producer of construction materials and cement in North America.

NISSAN PICKS FLUOR

FOR TENN. PLANT WORK

IRVINE, Calif. - Fluor Daniel Inc. was chosen by Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corp. U.S.A. to build an 800,000-square-foot addition to the automaker's body, frame and stamping plant in Smyrna, Tenn.

The pact is worth about $22 million, according to Fluor, which was the general contractor for Nissan's original 3.4 million- square-foot plant. The addition should be completed in September 1991, Fluor said in a statement.

Fluor Daniel, an international engineering, construction, maintenance and technical services company, is Fluor Corp.'s principal subsidiary.

TRAMMELL CROW OPENS

WAREHOUSE IN SC

CARROLLTON, Texas - Trammell Crow Distribution Corp. has opened a Southeastern distribution and warehouse facility in Greenville, S.C.

The Greenville facility is dedicated to the textile operations of chemical giant E.I. du Pont de Nemours Inc., according to Trammel Crow.