Tag Archives: David Hood

“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

The Story of The REAL Santa Claus

By: David Hood, Induron CEO

As the Christmas season begins, I enjoy reminiscing on the special memories and traditions that the holidays hold. One of my favorite Christmas memories is my dad dressing up as Santa Claus and bringing joy to the Birmingham community. Continue reading The Story of The REAL Santa Claus

The Limp Blimp

By: Jeff White, Induron Sales Representative

There are times when life is stranger than fiction. Pictured below is a funny story from Induron’s history. Barry Peters, our Customer Service Department Manager, is a great storyteller. Recently, he fessed up to this during one of our conversations. I have been at Induron for 17 years and no one has ever brought it up. The incident occurred in 1992-1993. Make sure to take note of the clandestine operation that it took to recover the “Indurall Blimp.” I hope you are as entertained by it as I am! The article reads: Continue reading The Limp Blimp

50 Years with Induron: Building Induron Coatings

By: David Hood, Induron CEO

In case you missed it, check out part one of this blog series, 50 Years with Induron: Changing Roles at Indurall. 

When beginning Induron Coatings, our goal was to find the right niche. The markets that seemed to be “not too big and not too small” were the ductile iron sewer pipe and water tank market. We experienced success in both markets. By concentrating on them technically and through sales and marketing efforts, we aimed to become experts and offer more value to our customers. Of course, it was not easy, but we have persevered and become more successful than imagined. Continue reading 50 Years with Induron: Building Induron Coatings

50 Years with Induron: Changing Roles at Indurall

By: David Hood, Induron CEO

June 21st marked the 50th anniversary of my full-time employment with Induron. In June of 1969, I moved from Atlanta with my late wife, Brenda, who at the time was pregnant with our son, Davies. We bought our first house in Crestline, and I started what turned out to be a permanent career as a paint maker. Continue reading 50 Years with Induron: Changing Roles at Indurall

The Induron Difference: Small and Family-Owned

Induron is a small, family-owned businessThis year, Induron will celebrate its 72nd year of being a small, family-owned business. Throughout those years, Induron worked through various company focuses, but its values and culture remain constant. Continue reading The Induron Difference: Small and Family-Owned

Building a T&D Asset Protection Program vs. A Project Approach

By: Kendall Smith, Induron Power Market Manager, & Andy Odorzynski, Induron National Sales Manager

In the wake of tragedies like the camp fire in California, and the larger infrastructure crisis looming in the United States, our country’s utilities find themselves at a crossroads: continue to crumble or engage in sustainable asset management. Continue reading Building a T&D Asset Protection Program vs. A Project Approach

The Induron Difference: Start with a Good Finish

As a third-generation, family-owned paint manufacturer, Induron is different. Our company size, passionate team members, innovative products, customer-first approach to doing business and more set us apart from our competitors. Continue reading The Induron Difference: Start with a Good Finish

The Story of The REAL Santa Claus

By: David Hood, Induron CEO

As the Christmas season begins, I enjoy reminiscing on the special memories and traditions that the holidays hold. One of my favorite Christmas memories is my dad dressing up as Santa Claus and bringing joy to the Birmingham community. Continue reading The Story of The REAL Santa Claus