Monthly Archives: December 2014

The REAL Santa Claus in Birmingham’s History

By David Hood, Induron CEO

It’s December, 1947. It has been six years since the “day that lived in infamy,” the war is over and mankind is beginning to return to “normal.” The Industrial Paint Company, Inc. (which would later become Induron Coatings) is about six months old.

Christmas is approaching, and my dad decided to put lights on the house to celebrate — something not conceivable during wartime. He was on the roof of our 3-2 frame house on a 50 foot lot wearing a red jumpsuit when someone drove by and exclaimed, “That looks like Santa Claus!!!” Continue reading The REAL Santa Claus in Birmingham’s History

On Traditions in Football and at Induron

By John Bickel, Induron Sales Rep

On November 22, my wife and I were fortunate enough to attend the University of Louisville vs. Notre Dame football game in South Bend, Indiana along with another Induron Coatings couple and a client with his wife.

At Induron, we love tradition and connecting with our clients like this is a big part of that. If we’re able to connect at sporting events, that’s even better.

And talk about tradition. How about words, names or phrases you have heard all your life, like “Touchdown Jesus,” “The Golden Dome,”  “Fighting Irish,” “Knute Rockne,” and “Four Horsemen.” The list goes on, and on and on. Continue reading On Traditions in Football and at Induron

Bringing Home the Bacon

By Linc York, Induron Sales Rep

Successful sales are about developing relationships built upon trust, and many times, this involves going the proverbial extra mile. Nothing new about that.

I have often said that one of the best things about selling protective coatings is that no two days are alike. I love the variety and diversity of calling on different people in different roles and working for different companies. My sales philosophy has always been that when my customer calls me, they have my undivided attention and are assured that I will do everything I can to fulfill their request. Continue reading Bringing Home the Bacon