Induron Adds InduraPlan for the Transmission & Distribution Industry

t&dWe are happy to announce that we have created an InduraPlan program for customers of the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) industry.

The plan adds the element of time to structures and transmission lines by properly creating an asset preservation plan for these utilities. Through a pre-planning meeting, Induron provides a presentation demonstrating their proven methods used to evaluate the environment based on global and locally accepted standards and specifications ideally suited to the needs of T&D corrosion prevention. Continue reading Induron Adds InduraPlan for the Transmission & Distribution Industry

Why Quality Control Also Means Consistency at Induron

John AnspachBy John Anspach, Technical Director

Many people seem to confuse “quality control” with what is actually “consistency control”. We at Induron work really hard at measuring both consistency and quality to assure that our customers get consistent products that provide the application properties they need and the reliable protection for which they are paying. Continue reading Why Quality Control Also Means Consistency at Induron

Induron Sales Reward Trip, Part II

PR Sailboat smallWe’re still talking about our recent company sales reward trip to Puerto Rico, so here are a few more thoughts from those who attended about what the trip meant to them. See more responses in this blog post.

“I think it reinforced that a small company, committed to doing things the “right” way, can still be successful, profitable and afford its employees such experiences. My little knowledge, or awareness, of such company sponsored trips have always seemed to be reserved for the mega corporations of the world. Continue reading Induron Sales Reward Trip, Part II

Induron Sales Reward Trip, Part I

For all those who were able to attend our fantastic team-building sales reward trip to Puerto Rico, we agree that it was a great experience. But it’s interesting that each of us took something unique from that experience.

Here are some thoughts from a few attendees about what the trip meant to them:

“All sales professionals experience emotional lows and highs, usually daily. When sales goals are not only met but rewarded that goes above being compensated. That’s special. When our team, and our wives, gathered at Gran Melia in Puerto Rico we not only shared ideas and stories, we flew through the jungle on zip lines and swam trough the ocean admiring the beauty of  God’s creations. An additional reward was the sun and warmth of the Caribbean when it was below freezing at home. Sweet!” – Linc York, Sales & Service, MO & IL

Continue reading Induron Sales Reward Trip, Part I

Peeling Back the Layers of the Evolving Coatings Industry

By David D. Hood, President, Induron Protective Coatings

I have been a full-time participant in the protective coatings industry since 1969. Your perspective on how long that is depends on when you started in the industry, but my guess is that most would agree that I have been involved a long time.  I have participated in a lot of change in the business and observed even more. Continue reading Peeling Back the Layers of the Evolving Coatings Industry

Look Beneath the Surface

Our awesome operations team

By Davies Hood

“Induron: Look Beneath the Surface.”  That’s our tag-line, but it’s way more than just that. It’s who we are.

Sure, it’s a play on words, because we are in the paint business and paint is used to protect or beautify the surface level.  We also have some competitors who look really good on the surface, but don’t have much substance underneath. Continue reading Look Beneath the Surface

Why Cycle Count Matters and Why We Share Ours

By John Anspach, VP of Operations

You’ve heard us talk about “cycle count.” This number is a tool used to gauge how efficient and consistent we are when making paint.

Each time a batch is made, technicians perform a battery of tests to ensure it matches the formula and meets qualifications for viscosity, solids and flow. If it’s just right the first time, the cycle count is zero. If something is even a tiny bit off, the batch goes back to our technicians and is adjusted. Testing is then repeated until the paint matches the qualifications exactly. Continue reading Why Cycle Count Matters and Why We Share Ours

Before, After and Later

BEFORE

By Linc York, Induron Sales Rep

It was the dog days of the hot summer of ’09. Italgrani flour milling had a concrete elevator structure standing over 200-feet tall, located on the shores of the Mississippi River in south St. Louis, Missouri.

The concrete façade was dirty, chalky and a general eyesore. Ownership wanted to change that image of decay with a coat of paint. When the bidding was complete and the dust settled, Bazan Painting of St. Louis was awarded the project. Their project manager was Kevin White and he certainly had his work cut-out for him. Continue reading Before, After and Later

The 9 Lives of Galvanized Steel, Part II

By Linc York and Kendall Smith, Induron Sales Reps

The previous blog post, The 9 Lives of Galvanized Steel, Part I, describes the stages or conditions of galvanized metal as it ages or weathers. The pure zinc layer on the surface first reacts with oxygen to form zinc oxide, then that oxide layer reacts with moisture in the environment to form zinc hydroxide. Finally, zinc hydroxide reacts with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to yield a thin, quite insoluble dull grey layer of zinc carbonate. Continue reading The 9 Lives of Galvanized Steel, Part II

Resolutions for 2015

Happy New Year! Whether you’re a fan of resolutions or not, the start of a new year is a perfect time to set goals and think about what you want to accomplish throughout the upcoming year.

At Induron, we have a few goals for our company as a whole:

  1. Live up to our four core values in the eyes of our customers and employees –Integrity, Respect, Reliability & Innovation.
  2. Increase revenue 5% by further engaging current customers and successfully entering new markets where value and service dominate.
  3. Ad quality individuals who fit our culture to the Induron Family (at least 3).

We also encourage our employees to set personal goals for themselves. Here are some thoughts from a few of our sales reps about what they are planning and looking forward to in 2015:

“This year I want to set up my Linkedin account, I know it’s 2015, so I guess I need to get with the times! Besides it’s better than changing my diet that I’ll only adhere to until the middle of February.” Kent Kuehl, NE, IA & SD

“My goal is to spend more time with my 84 year old Dad who is not in good health. Seems like now days we get so caught up in work and other activities with kids etc. we forget things that really matter and who taught us the things/work ethic that have helped us get to where we are today. I’d also like to commit to a regular exercise program. I say this each year and never seem to be able to stick with it.”  Carl Moye, GA

“MyNew Year’s resolution is to be the best grandfather ever! We are expecting our first grandchild February 1!” Richard Belliveau, Upper Mid-West

“My personal resolutions are to be a better brother and cousin by engaging my only sister and only cousin at least once a year. I’d also like to continue to revise the “Induron Way” with our sales team through training and better communication. And I want to have at least five one-on-one dates with each of my daughters doing something special with them.” Davies Hood, Induron President