New distribution & assembly facility in Houma

Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety (ARMS) has purchased an idle manufacturing site to establish an assembly facility and service center in Houma for its customized marine safety solutions, as well as distribution to U.S. and international customers. 

“We will keep on serving the growing needs of our customers and partners across the United States as well as of international markets, now having our main logistics hub in Houma,” said Stavros Lalizas, founder/CEO of parent company LALIZAS Group of Piraeus, Greece. “The investment we are making (exceeding $3.5 million) not only will assist us in our further development and growth but will also have a positive impact on Terrebonne Parish, creating new opportunities for the local community.” 

Alexander/Ryan’s customized maritime products and services, various marine safety products, including lifeboat systems, sea jet submersible pump systems, life rafts and personnel baskets, will be managed and coordinated on the east-Houma site.    

“This investment brings a 10-acre four-building site back to commerce after six years,” said Matthew Rookard, Chief Executive Office of Terrebonne Economic Development Authority (TEDA). “We believe Alexander/Ryan’s investment sends a strong signal that Terrebonne is the still right place to serve the maritime industry.”  

“ARMS has a strong history and leading position in serving the marine and offshore industry for more than 55 years, providing a wide range safety and protection products tied to what matters both on board and on shore,” said Mark Demmink, CEO of Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety which is headquartered in Houston, Texas. “We consider this move a significant step forward and are proud to be part of Terrebonne’s community.” 

"This is a great day for Terrebonne Parish.  I welcome LALIZAS to Terrebonne Parish and want to thank them for investing and creating jobs here in Houma," said Terrebonne Parish President Gordon Dove. "We will continue to look for ways to help grow our economy and create high-skilled jobs with great companies like Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety." 

TEDA has worked to help LALIZAS’ team navigate local permitting requirements for the facility at 205 E. Woodlawn Ranch Road with Terrebonne Parish’s Planning and Zoning Department and position itself to yield financial benefits from State of Louisiana’s incentive programs. It will continue to support the company as it builds its workforce locally.

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Alexander/Ryan anticipates completing renovations and beginning operations in the last quarter of 2021. 

Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety: Service & inspection of lifeboats & release gears from various manufacturers

Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety (ARMS) is proud to announce an expansion on its service capability regarding lifeboats and release gears.

In more detail, we are now approved by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) & DNV-GL (formerly known as Det Norske Veritas & Germanischer Lloyds), as an authorized service and inspection provider for lifeboats by the most popular manufacturers as well as their release gears.

For over 50 years, we have earned our partners’ trust aligning our Personal Protection Equipment & Engineered Products to directly meet customers’ & industry needs. ARMS distributes & services industries that demand customized maritime safety solutions.

Our technical staff and qualified service engineers are very well known in the offshore industry for their professionalism and dedication to safety throughout our long-term journey in the sector.

At Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety, we share our partners’ goal of keeping people safe and assets operating profitably. Our offshore safety solutions have been developed through decades of industry experience and a deep knowledge of regulations and standards. We understand that our customers operate under challenging conditions and high demands.

Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety is always prepared to serve its trusted partners, and carries a comprehensive stock of lifeboat engine spares for both Bukh and Siyang.

ARMS offers a variety of options for marine engines, being now the official distributor of BUKH, the leading suppliers of SOLAS approved engines for lifeboats, for the USA and Mexico.

We will continue our efforts to lead the industry with our engineered innovation and customized solutions that allow us to be your trusted business partner.

Our Customer’s Safety Is At The HEART Of Everything WE Do!

Alexander Ryan Marine & Safety Fire Safety Rescue Department provides you with a complete solution of services!

Safety undoubtedly remains the most important issue aboard a ship, offshore vessel, or oil rig/platform.

Alexander Ryan Marine & Safety has a strong presence in the demanding marine and off-shore industry for more than 55 years, offering high quality products, services and customized safety solutions.

Alexander Ryan Marine & Safety Fire Safety Rescue Department has a technical department consisting of highly qualified service engineers who have all the technical orientation and specialized expertise to provide you with a complete solution of services that meet perfectly your needs.

The FSR Department is responsible for the inspection of firefighting equipment, lifeboats and lifesaving appliances, such as fire extinguishers, fireman suits, life jackets, immersion suits.

Our premises are properly equipped to offer lifeboat refurbishment as well as all the services that cannot be performed onboard such as the inspection of life rafts.  Alexander Ryan Marine & Safety Fire Safety Rescue Department is responsible for transferring them in our special service center in order to carry out a complete and detailed inspection.

Our service centers are strategically positioned in Houston Texas/ New Orleans and New Iberia Louisiana.

Competitive prices and immediate response are two features that place us very high in the provision of Fire Safety Rescue Services.

Alexander Ryan Marine & Safety Fire Safety Rescue Department is IACS Approved, guaranteeing a full spectrum of products, services and standardized certificates.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information regarding our services and prices.

As we keep on saying Your Safety is at the heart of everything we do, so we focus on doing our best to keep people safe, appreciating that our partners operate under challenging conditions and high demands.

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