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Corrosion Report Cards

By: Andy Odorzynski, Induron National Sales Manager

Corrosion Report CardIn 2018,  congress passed the American Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA). This act seeks to strengthen the original intent of the Safe Drinking Water Act by recognizing that the condition of our infrastructure is directly related to the safety and quality of our drinking water. The act seeks to make federal funding available for the infrastructure improvements necessary throughout the country to ensure safe, clean water.  Continue reading Corrosion Report Cards

A New Look for TL-70

By: Andy Odorzynski, Induron National Sales Manager

Coatings for the water tank industry have undergone major changes in recent years. The implementation of NSF-600, supply chain woes, and new technological innovation have all come together to result in a more rapidly changing set of linings than the industry has seen for quite some time. While service life expectations remain fantastic with these newer technologies, many of these newer coatings (or poorly adjusted re-treads of existing technology) have resulted in real challenges for applicators. Induron’s TL-70 is a tried-and-true solution with decades of success under its belt, and some new capabilities that make it a leading choice in today’s water tank lining reality.  Continue reading A New Look for TL-70

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Restoring a 5 Million Gallon Ground Storage Tank for Huntsville, Alabama

By: Nick Jones, Induron Sales Representative

HSV tankRecently, Induron had the privilege of partnering with Huntsville Utilities, Dixon Engineering, and G&L Sandblasting and Painting to renovate Huntsville Utilities 5-million-gallon ground storage tank in Huntsville, Alabama. Continue reading Restoring a 5 Million Gallon Ground Storage Tank for Huntsville, Alabama

Restoring Three Ground Storage Tanks for Helena, Alabama

By: Nick Jones, Induron Sales Representative

3 tankIn January of 2022, Garver Engineering put a three-tank project out for bid for the city of Helena, Alabama. A 300k ground storage tank, a 500k ground storage tank, and a 1.5 million gallon ground storage tank required interior and exterior coating.  Continue reading Restoring Three Ground Storage Tanks for Helena, Alabama

Restoring the World’s Largest Transistor

By: Steve Freed, Induron Sales Representative

For 44 years, Bell Works at Holmdel Complex, in Holmdel Township, New Jersey functioned as a research and development facility, initially for the Bell System and later for Bell Laboratories. Today, the site is the home to numerous offices, retail spaces, restaurants, businesses, and the World’s Largest Transistor.  Continue reading Restoring the World’s Largest Transistor

ISO 9001 Certification Process

By: Jeff White, Induron Executive Vice President and General Manager

ISO 9001 Certification ProcessAs of January 23, 2023, Induron is an ISO 9001: 2015 registered company. This registration acknowledges Induron’s Quality Program meets the ISO Standard and has been independently audited by a third party and APPROVED! Our Scope of Registration includes design, manufacturing, and shipping of industrial coatings for the ductile iron pipe, water and wastewater, and power transmission markets. Our Certificate No. 6701 was provided by Eagle Registrations, Inc. Continue reading ISO 9001 Certification Process

Back to School Clean Up with Induron Paint

By: Davies Hood, Induron President and Owner

Back to School Clean UpRecently, Induron had the pleasure of partnering with United Way Hands On to help restore Avondale Elementary School. As a contributing supporter of the United Way and firm believer in the saying “leave it better than you found it,” we jumped at the opportunity to support through a paint donation. Continue reading Back to School Clean Up with Induron Paint

What Didn’t Kill Us, Really Did Make Us Stronger

By: Andy Odorzynski, Induron National Sales Manager

Andy OdorzynskiFor the first time in a while, I’m optimistic! I look at the beginning of 2023 very much like a student finishing college and beginning a new career: We spent the past few years working our butts off! The results were good most of the time, but we also had to work through some failure. We had to get serious about our priorities and decide to push through the tough stuff. To paraphrase one of my favorite contemporary business gurus, Simon Sinek: we knew who could hoist a sail. Now we know who is able, and more importantly willing, to hoist a sail in a storm Continue reading What Didn’t Kill Us, Really Did Make Us Stronger

2023, Induron is Ready

By: Davies Hood, Induron President

2023, Induron is ReadyAs we flip the calendar from 2022 to 2023, I must say that I am optimistic about Induron’s position in our target markets. 2022 was another stressful year in the coatings industry–much like the two preceding years–because of a myriad of supply chain issues ranging from consistently high inflation to shipping delays, and in some extreme cases, ABSOLUTELY NO RAW MATERIAL available.  Continue reading 2023, Induron is Ready

NSF 600 Implementation Deadline Extended: Now What?

By: Dr. Jeffrey Lackey, Induron Protective Coatings Technical Director

NSF600 Implementation Deadline Extended The potable water tank industry went into a frenzied panic in 2021 when it was announced that the NSF standard for coatings for potable water was being changed to be significantly more restrictive on the levels of certain chemicals (NSF/ANSI/CAN61-2019.) 

Over the course of the year, we’ve informed our customers of the truth about the new standards, how they impact job sites, and ultimately, how the change is “old news” to Induron.  

While many suppliers scrambled for solutions, Induron looked at the new standards, nodded, and pressed on with “business as usual.” Why? Because years before other companies were forced to reduce the levels of certain chemicals in their products for potable water, Induron had made the proactive decision to design and develop environmentally-friendly products that are as safe as possible for drinking water. Not because we were forced to do so by outside agencies, but because it was simply the right thing to do.

Now the agencies in charge of certifying products for potable water use, such as UL, are saying that many in our industry are complaining that they simply haven’t had time in the last couple of years to make the changes in their products required to meet the implementation date of January 26, 2023. They’ve petitioned the agencies to push the implementation date to the middle of the year–July 31, 2023. This change clearly has some people still struggling to meet these new standards. But again, Induron calmly carries on.

Induron’s Competitive Advantage: Market Focus and Proactivity

Change is inevitable, including (perhaps especially) changes in environmental regulations. But the inevitability of such changes allows a company with a clear vision to deal with such changes by being proactive rather than being forced into ruched, knee-jerk reactions. For Induron, the water tank market is a significant, targeted market and not a “side business.” Our specialized focus allows us to develop and plan proactively. Thus, while others spend their resources scrambling to meet new regulations, Induron can keep our resources focused on serving our customers and developing next generation technologies.  

Interested in learning more about our products, which provide Reliable Protection Through Innovative Coatings? Contact us today.