Category Archives: Induron Family

Meet the Newest Member of the Induron Team: Steve Freed

We are thrilled to welcome Steve Freed to the Induron team as our Northeast Regional Sales Manager. While we are sad to see our longstanding Water Tank Manager and industry veteran, Tex Enoch, move toward retirement, we could not be more fortunate to have Steve Freed stepping into his role and territory. For the last few months, Steve has worked alongside Tex to establish a seamless transition. 

“Steve was already well-known within the ductile iron portion of Induron’s business,” Tex said. “Before he was hired, he went with me to visit some contractors in the Lancaster, PA area as well as a job site where a 3-million gallon composite tank was being built and painted by Chicago Bridge and Iron Company–two perfect examples of what I have been doing for Induron for the last 13 years. Steve easily translated his knowledge of below-ground coatings to above-ground work in which I specialized. His technical expertise is outstanding, and his basic coating knowledge has only to be refined. I can’t imagine Induron finding a more qualified and capable replacement for me as I walk off into the sunset.” 

Learn more about Steve in this Q&A:  Continue reading Meet the Newest Member of the Induron Team: Steve Freed

Meet the Newest Member of the Induron Team: Joey Thomas

We are thrilled to welcome Joey Thomas to the Induron family as our Business Development Manager with the goal of growing our position in the marketplace. Joey not only brings a go-getter, up-for-a-challenge work ethic, but also 19 years of experience in the water storage industry. Learn more about him in this Q&A:  Continue reading Meet the Newest Member of the Induron Team: Joey Thomas

Tex Enoch Honored as a “Top Person” by JPCL Prestige Awards

By: Davies Hood, President of Induron Protective Coatings

I am beyond proud to share that the Journal Of Protective Coatings and Linings (JPCL) Prestige Awards honored Alfred “Tex” Enoch as a “Top Person.Tex has been in the protective coatings industry for 50 years. He is well-known for his commitment to the industry, specifically the potable water storage tank industry, through participation on standards committees and industry-supporting organizations. Most notably, Tex has earned the respect of his peers, including customers, co-workers and even competitors. Continue reading Tex Enoch Honored as a “Top Person” by JPCL Prestige Awards

Meet our New Technical Service Manager: William Seawell

William Seawell Joins Induron TeamWe are excited to welcome William “Bill” Seawell to the Induron team as our new Technical Service Manager! This addition allows Ben Rowland, our former Technical Service Manager, to focus his efforts elsewhere within our growing company. Bringing extensive expertise and experience in technical service in the industrial coatings field, Bill will be a valuable addition to the Induron team. Learn more about him in his Q&A:  Continue reading Meet our New Technical Service Manager: William Seawell

Meet our New Customer Service Manager: Brenton Conner

Brenton ConnerIn preparation for our Customer Service Manager’s retirement, we welcomed Brenton Conner to the Induron team almost 3 months ago to work alongside Barry Peters and learn the tricks of the trade. Brenton will be taking on a range of responsibilities, including taking orders from customers, writing up orders and bills of lading, completing cycle counts in the warehouse, managing batch tickets, making adjustments to inventory, checking color matches, monitoring shipments and more. 

We are thrilled to officially introduce Brenton as our new Customer Service Manager. Learn more about Brenton in the Q&A below.  Continue reading Meet our New Customer Service Manager: Brenton Conner

Meet the Newest Member of the Induron Team: Rob Burckley

We are excited to welcome Rob Burckley to the Induron team! Rob is a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in combat in the Gulf War. He has worked in multiple capacities of metal fabrication and coatings. Over the course of his career, Rob has worked in the coatings industry as a Project Manager, Quality Assurance Inspector, Tank Painting Project Manager, Estimator and Operations Manager and as a Paint Contractor handling estimating and project management.  Continue reading Meet the Newest Member of the Induron Team: Rob Burckley

“To Everything There is a Season, and a Time to every Purpose Under Heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

By: Barry Peters, Retiring Induron Customer Service Manager

When Davies Hood asked me to pen a recap, summation or a farewell, if you will, of my times here at Induron Coatings, it was difficult to choose a tone or theme to use. Continue reading “To Everything There is a Season, and a Time to every Purpose Under Heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

A Tribute to Barry Peters

By: Davies Hood, Induron President

Barry Peters is one of the best “hires” that I have ever made as a manager. For anyone who has ever been responsible for hiring and firing people, that statement says A LOT! 

With a heavy heart, from both a personal and professional side, I would like to wish Barry a healthy, happy and long retirement. I first met Barry back in 1987 in the old Indurall Southside Paint Store located on 24th & 7th Avenue South on a Saturday afternoon. He was working by himself back in the warehouse when my father (owner of the company at the time) and I walked in and made ourselves comfortable behind the counter with a couple of cold Coca-Cola’s. Barry walked back into the retail part of the building to see two unknown faces behind the counter — a place they shouldn’t be. He immediately sized us up and, in his most authoritative voice, asked if he could help us. Knowing we were unrecognized as co-workers, we immediately introduced ourselves and effusively apologized. However, that first impression left an indelible image of someone who has always done-the-right-thing when presented with a surprise or a challenge. Continue reading A Tribute to Barry Peters

Induron Visits Jacksonville State University’s School of Business and Industry

By: Davies Hood, Induron President

As the president and owner of Induron Protective Coatings, I have been involved in expanding our sales and marketing efforts into international markets. In order to enlighten her students about real life international business development, Lenn Rainwater asked me to share my experiences with her class at Jacksonville State University’s School of Business and Industry Continue reading Induron Visits Jacksonville State University’s School of Business and Industry

Restoring the Roof of the Miller-Hungerpiller Home

By: Mitch Hungerpillar, Home owner and guest author

Roof restorationI live in a family home located in Crestwood North in Birmingham, Alabama that my wife’s grandparents built in the mid 1930’s. As the 3rd and 4th generation to live in the home, we have a particular passion about maintaining its original architectural integrity. Our home is a brick English Tudor style with a metal roof manufactured by U.S. Steel that carries a lifetime warranty. The only real maintenance for the roof is cleaning and painting it for curb appeal. Continue reading Restoring the Roof of the Miller-Hungerpiller Home