Monthly Archives: July 2015

Why We Still Do Things the Old Fashioned Way (with a little help from technology)

David HoodBy David Hood, Induron CEO

I have said before that Induron has old buildings. We do. And in thinking about the history of this company, I’m reminded of something else we have that’s old – our “batch books,” which is a log of production batches.

We actually still have our very first batch book. The original batch (batch No. 1) of paint we made was for 10 gallons of TT-P-86 Red and was recorded in pencil by my dad, Induron founder William E. Hood. We still keep batch books today, but now they are in electronic form. Continue reading Why We Still Do Things the Old Fashioned Way (with a little help from technology)

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Stark Bro’s Nursery Bears Good Fruit and Great Paint

Stark Bros (2)By Linc York, Induron Sales Rep

Next year, Stark Bro’s Nursery & Orchards will celebrate their 200th year in business. To offer some perspective, they began business a decade before Thomas Jefferson died!

I was contacted by Charles Tamborski, the owner of Lanco Contracting, who was in discussion with Stark Bro’s to repair and paint their plant storage warehouse. The warehouse’s environment is continuously wet and had been the ideal spot for corrosion. The corrosion was severe enough that they had to replace about 100 of the steel purlins. Continue reading Stark Bro’s Nursery Bears Good Fruit and Great Paint

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Story of this Photo: Frogmen and Indurall at the State Fair

frogman cheesecakeBy David Hood, Induron CEO

This photo is one of the more interesting ones in our archives. It shows a publicity stunt that took place at the Alabama State Fair in ca.1955. Before scuba diving was popular as a hobby, the Magic City Frogmen set a record for surviving underwater. There was not much scuba gear around at that time, so it got a lot of attention! Continue reading Story of this Photo: Frogmen and Indurall at the State Fair

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