Monthly Archives: January 2014

Willie’s Gone Fishing

By David Hood, Induron President

Willie Brown retired from Induron Coatings at the end of 2013. He was number two on our “seniority list” behind only yours truly. He was 20 years old when he started work here in 1972. He was a second generation employee, as are several of us (four to be exact). His dad, John, worked here until his untimely death in about 1975. Continue reading Willie’s Gone Fishing

The 9 Lives of Galvanized Steel, Part I

By Kendall Smith

Galvanized steel can be very tricky to paint! Just look at any stop light at any intersection or any galvanized gutter with paint peeling. Properly assessing the condition of galvanizing, properly specifying the cleaning/surface preparation and using the proper coating or paint CAN be difficult! You need to assess the condition of the galvanizing accurately, which most people never accomplish, partly because there are no readily available visual guides to show “before and after” photographs of new and weathered galvanizing. The first step is to define the stages of Hot Dipped Galvanized steel’s (HDG) life. Continue reading The 9 Lives of Galvanized Steel, Part I

Starting Anew

By Davies Hood, Induron President

I always look forward to the New Year holiday. It’s the one time of year that we all get the opportunity to hit the “reset” button on our lives.

This holiday immediately follows Christmas, which is a great time of giving, family and joy. The Christmas season provides us a reminder of what is really important in life. I realize that this is different for each of us. Continue reading Starting Anew