“A lot has changed. Our belief system hasn’t.”
My father and Mr. Prosch founded this company after the paint company they worked-for sold to an out-of-town organization—and they had the opportunity to meet the new owner. They were old-fashioned squares, their new boss turned out to be the kind of guy we used to call a Rounder—and they just couldn’t see themselves working for a man like that.
It sounds corny, but that commitment to doing the right thing still defines Induron today. What’s more, our original market—steel fabricators—still defines what we do: Protecting iron and steel from the corrosive effects of the environment.
Of course, we learned some important lessons from the years we expanded into other markets. For instance, the typical Architectural Paint customer expects to be able to buy paint on the spot—while the average OEM buyer needs solutions for highly specific needs.
When we made the decision, in 1995, to re-focus our business entirely on our original mission of protecting steel and iron, we held onto the important lessons we learned from those other markets. We still believe in delivering on orders as fast as possible, and we’re still developing solutions for specialized needs.
Finally, because we’re family-run, we have the freedom to do what we think is right—even when it doesn’t serve our bottom line. You could say we like answering to our consciences, not stockholders. That probably sounds corny too, but it’s who we are.