Monthly Archives: January 2015

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

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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

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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

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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

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