Induron Products Rehabilitate Fort Payne Potable Water Storage Tank

By: Ben Rowland, Induron Sales Representative

Recently, the Fort Payne Water System, located in Fort Payne, Alabama, rehabilitated its 6,000,000-gallon potable water storage tank. Working with Paul Nail of Fort Payne Water and Curt and Trey O’Daniel of Greenhill Engineering, Induron helped assess the condition of the tank and made coatings recommendations accordingly. Continue reading Induron Products Rehabilitate Fort Payne Potable Water Storage Tank

Fair Competition in Coatings

By: David Hood, Induron CEO

I really like competition. I always have. In my time, I have raced cars, bicycles, motorcycles, boats and on foot. I have played tennis, football, baseball, soccer, bridge, hearts, checkers and chess. Competition is fun, exhilarating, challenging and will force you to improve your game. Continue reading Fair Competition in Coatings

Induron’s Ceramic Epoxies Withstand the Test of Time

By: Linc York, Induron Sales Representative

We’ve all heard that doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. For decades, the popular way to protect structures immersed in or subject to aggressive environments has been to apply three coats of a “high build” epoxy at approximately 15 mils. This approach works adequately, but could there be a better, less-costly way to achieve superior results? What if you could provide enhanced corrosion resistance for less cost while saving time and applying fewer coats to achieve a higher dry film thickness? Continue reading Induron’s Ceramic Epoxies Withstand the Test of Time

Induron and ACE 2017

By: Tex Enoch, Water Tank Market Manager

With less than a month before the commencement of the National Water Works Annual Convention in Philadelphia, Induron is galvanizing its resources to make it a memorable meeting internally and for our customers from around the country.  ACE 2017 offers a small company like Induron, the opportunity to corporately thank our customers that lie outside the normal limits of our local base of operations. Continue reading Induron and ACE 2017

Induron to Attend the AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exposition

The Induron team is excited to yet again attend the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE) occurring June 11-14 at the Pennsylvania Conference Center in Philadelphia. We look forward to not only sharing what differentiates our products and makes them the ideal solution for various projects, but also learning from and networking with others in the industry. One product we’re especially excited to promote is our Ceramapure PL-90 Ceramic Epoxy, which we like to call the “all-in-one” pipe lining solution.

Learn more about Ceramapure PL-90 in the article below published in last year’s Water Industry News, visit Induron at Booth #2014 at ACE’17, OR contact a local sales rep for more information about our products! Continue reading Induron to Attend the AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exposition

Meet the Newest Member of Our Team: Ron Bouthillier

We’re excited to welcome Ron Bouthillier to the Induron team! As our newest salesman from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Ron will focus on expanding both the Industrial Finishes and the oil and gas markets for Induron in Canada. Though Induron is not a recognized name in Canada right now, Ron is eager to support this new venture and promote Induron products in this territory. To learn a little more about Ron, check out this Q&A. Continue reading Meet the Newest Member of Our Team: Ron Bouthillier

Induron’s AC-403 Acrylic Elastomeric Coating: The 3-in-1 Solution

By: Kent Keuhl, Induron Sales Representative

Aesthetics, function and performance are the three key factors inspected during product specification. If you had to pick one, which would it be? OR, what if I told you that you could have all 3? Continue reading Induron’s AC-403 Acrylic Elastomeric Coating: The 3-in-1 Solution

Meet the Induron Family: Lance Murphy

Lance Murphy works in Induron’s paint maker canning room as a valued member of Induron’s production team. When Mike Nelms, Induron’s production manager, recognized Lance’s exemplary work ethic, he knew he’d make an excellent addition to Induron’s team.

“Lance has brought the same work ethic, willingness to learn, attitude and energy to Induron that originally caught my attention at his previous job and caused me to approach him about coming to work at Induron. He has been a great addition to the team,” Nelms said.

As a hard-working, team-oriented individual, we’re proud to have him as a part of our Induron family and thought it would be nice to get to know him a little better. To learn more about Lance, check out the Q&A with him below! Continue reading Meet the Induron Family: Lance Murphy

Consolidation in the Coatings Industry: Where Does This Leave Induron? (Part 2)

By: David Hood, Induron CEO

Consolidation in the Coatings Industry

I am an outdoorsman. I fish, hunt, hike and love the land. When the Cuyahoga river caught fire in Cleveland and the air in Birmingham was yellow, something had to be done. The EPA was established and Congress, abdicating its responsibilities, gave it the authority to make law. The new laws were called regulations. Without comment on the value of these regulations, when a company is required to reformulate a product with sales in the thousands of gallons, it costs more that the same effort spread over tens of thousands of gallons. Larger companies clearly had an advantage with these regulations. The first 90% of “clean up” of the water and air was relatively easy to do. The EPA is still writing regulations trying to eliminate the next 10% of “pollution” without any regard for a cost/benefit analysis. A further advantage to larger companies. Continue reading Consolidation in the Coatings Industry: Where Does This Leave Induron? (Part 2)

Consolidation in the Coatings Industry: Where Did All My Peers Go? (Part 1)

By: David Hood, Induron CEO

where did all my peers go?Where did all my peers go? When I joined the coatings industry in 1969, there were more than 1,100 U.S. paint manufacturers. Industry meetings were big, and I met and got to know a lot of guys and a few women who owned and operated paint companies not too different from Induron. They were all over the U.S. and Canada. Over time, most of their companies were sold to larger companies (the lucky or smart ones), went bankrupt or just dissolved. My guess is that there are no more than 100 coatings manufacturers left in North America large enough to be a factor in any market. Continue reading Consolidation in the Coatings Industry: Where Did All My Peers Go? (Part 1)