Monthly Archives: January 2012

Duc, Duc, Goose

By Chris Rowell, Induron Sales Representative

Sometimes there are products that have so many advantages, you wonder why they haven’t been around since the dawn of time. Take the iPad, for instance. Or solar calculators. Or The Price is Right.

Like the combination of ductile iron and ceramic epoxy paint coatings for the electrical transmission and distribution industry. Let me explain.

Since Benjamin Franklin famously flew his kite connected to a key with shocking results, man has improved upon electricity and its efficiency in getting from Point A to Point B. And now, Induron is part of a T&D electricity team that is going to save you money AND make your power grid greener.  Continue reading Duc, Duc, Goose

Occupy a Charity

By Davies Hood, Induron Executive VP

Amidst all the political name calling, Occupy this-and-that and bad news on TV, there really are still some true American philanthropists.

The earthquake that struck Washington, D.C., last August caused structural cracks in the Washington Monument – not what you want to see in a national landmark honoring the father of our country. But David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, donated the $7.5 million needed to restore the landmark to its original glory.

I have to think that if there were more people like Rubenstein in America, we’d all be better off. All those complaining about the 1%-ers wouldn’t have much to gripe about! We can all learn from him that it’s important to give back to causes we support, whether we can give $1 or $1 million.

Induron: Keeping You From Looking like a Dummy

By David Hood, Induron CEO

By David Hood, Induron CEO

Nobody likes to look like an dummy. Especially you.

Now, Induron can’t keep you from looking like an dummy if you install a ceiling fan and forget to cut off the electricity at the breaker box.  Or if you try your wife’s yoga class.  Or if you dress up like the back end of a horse for Halloween.

But we CAN help prevent it if you work with us on a project. Let me explain.

When we say that we’re with you before, during and after a project, we don’t just mean that we’re standing there, hovering over you, watching you work (because that would be strange). We mean that our sales reps want to ensure that the owner of the project is pleased. Continue reading Induron: Keeping You From Looking like a Dummy

Shocking Sewage Statistics (and unrelenting puns)

By Davies Hood, Induron Executive Vice President

Most anything can be proven using statistics. I recently ran across a couple of quotes that essentially say just that:

“Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to support or undercut almost any argument.”  Marilyn vos Savant

“I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.” George Canning


“Anything people put in quotes and include on Facebook is automatically taken as the gospel truth.” George Washington (it’s possible that I just made that one up)

I was startled recently by a few statistics that were used in Ted J. Rulseh’s letter from the editor in the January edition of Municipal Sewer & Water titled “Second Rate?”

Rulseh brings up the fact that, “Every year, sewer overflows contaminate U.S. waters with 860 BILLION gallons of untreated sewage, an amount that could fill 1.3 million Olympic-size swimming pools Continue reading Shocking Sewage Statistics (and unrelenting puns)

We ‘Spec It’s Time to Save Some Money

By Linc York, Induron Sales Representative

You’ve got a project. You’re creating a specification. Induron wants to be part of that spec, and we’ll almost always save you or your client money and make your project easier.

It’s that simple.

At Induron, we do more than just manufacture protective coatings. We are dead serious about building relationships (our boss Davies wrote about this in a previous blog post) that can turn into real, tangible savings for you and your client. So, how can a spec save you money or even make your project easier? Continue reading We ‘Spec It’s Time to Save Some Money

December and Year-End Cycle Counts

Our Cycle Count for December 2011 was 0.21. This is a great number, but even better are our 4th quarter and year-end cycle counts – 0.17 and 0.19, respectively!

We met all of our Quality Goals in the 4th quarter of 2011 – it was our best quarter and year-to-date ever! Congratulations Induron Operations Team!

What is Cycle Count?  Continue reading December and Year-End Cycle Counts

Water, Water Everywhere… Or is it?

Not to sound like an alarmist, but the world’s water supply is, in fact, a finite resource. Potable water might not get the same publicity as oil or other fossil fuels, but it is significantly more important for civilization than even energy. Projects like this San Diego “recycling” experiment might seem weird, or even a little gross, on the surface, but after a little thought just might be the future of drinking water in arid and semi-arid environments throughout the world.