AME announces expansion into hydraulics

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — Advanced Mechanical Enterprises (AME) has announced the newest complement to its wide range of predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance solutions: hydraulic service and repair.

AME’s newly formed hydraulics division will be spearheaded by industry veteran Jeremy Short and will offer hydraulic services on capstans, ramps and elevators, cranes, fire pumps, thrusters, propulsion systems, steering ears, stabilizers, trim tabs, hydraulic steering gear, side accommodation ladders, hydraulic assisted doors, hydraulic power jacks and much more.

Short was recruited by AME earlier this year to develop the hydraulics department and aid in the design of custom-built hydraulics shop. As a previous hydraulic supervisor and hydraulic technician, he brings to AME over 17 years of experience. His expertise ranges from managing a team of hydraulic technicians, rebuilding hydraulic cylinders and valves, to restoring cranes, bow thrusters and gangways. He received a diploma in auto and diesel mechanics from Nashville Auto Diesel College and attended NTT Hydraulic School. Short’s certifications include Parker & Eaton hydraulic hose crimping certification, Besenzoni Cranes & Tender Launch System training certification, ABT Trac factory certification, and Wesmar factory certification.

“Adding hydraulics to our line of services was a natural progression for AME. We have two-full machine shops that can quickly help troubleshoot hydraulic issues as well as trained hydraulic technicians on staff that are readily available.” said Rich Merhige, president, AME.

Advanced Mechanical Enterprises is a marine and industrial engineering services company specializing in predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance for marine propulsion systems/running gear and rotating and reciprocating machinery for industrial applications. All work is performed in accordance with the standards set forth by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).

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By Professional Mariner Staff