Monthly Archives: October 2015

We Can Fix That, Whether Shiny or Matte

Jeff White 2By Jeff White, EVP & General Manager

Several years ago, I got a call from a client who said, “Your paint is too shiny.” That’s something I never thought I would hear!

At the time, we were supplying the coatings on a one-of-a-kind standpipe-style water storage tank. What made this tank unique was that its top was cut at an acute 45-degree angle with the face (logo) pointed toward the runways and control tower at Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport in Gulfport, Mississippi. Continue reading We Can Fix That, Whether Shiny or Matte

From Space Frontiers to Protective Coatings

sputnikBy David Hood, Induron CEO

I remember well the afternoon of Oct. 4, 1957 – it was a big time in my life. I was somewhere between Gainsville, GA, and Birmingham, riding in the car with my dad. He had been in Gainsville for the weekend working as a volunteer “corner flagman” at an SCCA amateur sports car race. I was just a 14-year-old kid, amazed at the cars and those who drove them.

On that particular late afternoon, we were listening to the evening news when a strange “beep, beep, beep” sound came over the radio. It was a sound that changed almost everything in my future.

It was Sputnik! Continue reading From Space Frontiers to Protective Coatings

The Best Ways to Keep Employees Happy

Davies Hood headshotBy Davies Hood, Induron President

As an executive in a small business, I certainly don’t claim to have all the answers on how to “keep employees happy.” However, when I think about it, I think I know someone who does – Ric Michaels, my first grade teacher.

I’m not comparing Induron’s employees to first graders. But I am saying that keeping employees – or any other group of people – happy and productive requires the things we all learned, or should have learned, very early in life from a good role model. Continue reading The Best Ways to Keep Employees Happy

Story of this Photo: Cooking for the Team and the Wild One

Billy Hood BBQInduron loves getting together for a good cook-out. We’ve been known to have company events for various holidays, and barbeque of some sort is often on the menu. Even at our plant expansion ribbon cutting ceremony a couple of years ago we served classic Dreamland BBQ in a huge white tent for lunch.

This tradition goes way back as demonstrated in this first photo of Induron founder, William E. Hood ca. 1955. This particular event was held for Christmas one year to thank our factory guys. The grill is made out of a paint (or resin) drum, which is certainly not something you see very often. Our barbecue events are often celebrations of the great people we have working at our company. Continue reading Story of this Photo: Cooking for the Team and the Wild One