By: Joey Thomas, Induron Business Development Manager
As the sun rose on October 4th 2023, golfers from around Alabama (and this lucky Business Development Manager from Kentucky) gathered together in Muscle Shoals to take on the famously-challenging Fighting Joe course. With long fairways, dunes-like mounds and plenty of water and sand, the course represents an abundance of tests to even the better ball strikers–but that is not what this day was all about.
Sure, the golf was the marquee event, but this was more than just golf. Induron was fortunate enough to co-partner with Robinson and Sons Construction Services to sponsor this enjoyable event with consulting engineers, contractors, and owners and operators of water systems from Alabama.
Before golfers were given the orders to tee it up, they were invited to visit the back patio overlooking the scenic Tennessee River for a continuing education opportunity. Induron Regional Sales Manager Nick Jones gave an informative and engaging presentation on selecting and specifying coatings for water and wastewater infrastructure. His abundant knowledge and experience allowed him to deliver a unique perspective on successfully navigating the ever-changing waters of proper asset coatings management. Being able to share successful project applications while emphasizing Induron’s continued commitment to innovation made this “optional obligation” feel more like a casual conversation amongst friends as he addressed the crowd.
Mother Nature truly blessed this group with perfect weather and gorgeous views from all around the course. As teams completed their rounds and returned to the club house, it was abundantly clear that the participants had a great day on the course.
Pictured L:R: Gabe Lawler, Nick Jones, Joey Thomas, Ronnie Robinson.
A wise man once said, “Even a bad day on the golf course beats a good day at work.” Smiles and stories ensued as the group gathered back for a brief awards ceremony and catered lunch as a hole in one made by one team was the talk of the clubhouse.
Above all, this day was all about camaraderie. It wasn’t too difficult to twist arms out of the office and onto the course, but this gathering allowed Robinson and Sons and Induron the opportunity to share a day away from work with a great group of folks and allowed “Southern Hospitality” to shine through with a light side of competitive spirit.