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Reflecting on a Paint Career with Induron…

By: John Anspach, Induron Technical Director

In a flash of time, 15 years have passed. Unbelievable.

In fall of 2003, I interviewed with Induron Coatings looking for a fresh start in a career that had already spanned 25 years with three other coatings companies.  In the summer of 1978, I got my first taste of the coatings industry working as a QC technician summer intern for Ford Motor Co.’s coatings manufacturing plant in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. The following January, I received a full-time job with them as a process engineer and a production supervisor in training. Continue reading Reflecting on a Paint Career with Induron…

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Induron Transitions into Next Generation of Leadership

By: David D. Hood, Induron CEO

The first time I earned a paycheck from Induron was as a 15-year-old in the summer of 1958. The company had bought a competitor and their machinery and equipment needed to be moved to our location. Since I was young, strong and eager to earn some money, I was the “hold the other end guy” for the job. My Dad drove me to work most days because I was not old enough to have a license. I earned a whopping $1.60/hour. Continue reading Induron Transitions into Next Generation of Leadership

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Induron Celebrates Meeting Quality Goals

By: Jeff White, Induron EVP & General Manager

The last time you heard from me was in a blog about our Annual Christmas party. At that event, the Induron team not only celebrated the Christmas Holiday, but also our safety record and awards. Another thing we like to celebrate, which falls in line with our core value of “reliability,” is when we meet our quality goal. We only have one goal when it comes to quality: Get our customers the product they need. Continue reading Induron Celebrates Meeting Quality Goals

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You Buy the Paint – We’ll Cover the Rest

By David Hood, Induron CEO

Here at Induron, we have an old paint factory—and that’s a good thing.

“Why?” you may ask. “Newer is always better!” But we and our customers benefit from our factory’s age. Let me explain… Continue reading You Buy the Paint – We’ll Cover the Rest

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Why We Believe in Fair Competition

By: David Hood, Induron CEO

I really like competition. I always have. In my time, I have raced cars, bicycles, motorcycles, boats and on foot. I have played tennis, football, baseball, soccer, bridge, hearts, checkers and chess. Competition is fun, exhilarating, challenging and will force you to improve your game. Continue reading Why We Believe in Fair Competition

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Reflecting on 2017

By: David Hood, Induron CEO

At this time of year, it is customary to reflect on the past year and consider what you accomplished. This year, Induron not only celebrated our 70th year of business in Birmingham, but we also experienced a strong building year. Continue reading Reflecting on 2017

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Meet the Newest Member of the Induron Team: Nick Jones

We’re excited to welcome Nick Jones to the Induron team! Nick will be making sales and providing service to Induron’s Alabama and Mississippi markets. To learn a little more about Nick, check out this Q&A. Continue reading Meet the Newest Member of the Induron Team: Nick Jones

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Induron President Comments on B2B Sales Insights for Commoditized Markets

where did all my peers go?Induron Protective Coatings President Davies Hood recently sat down with Forbes contributor Larry Myler to discuss the challenges of a commoditized market. Check out the interview below and the original article published in Forbes here! Continue reading Induron President Comments on B2B Sales Insights for Commoditized Markets

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Induron Protective Coatings Marks 70 years In Business in Birmingham

Induron Protective Coatings recently celebrated 70 years in business in Birmingham with a special ceremony at its plant, with Birmingham Mayor William Bell and others in attendance.  Continue reading Induron Protective Coatings Marks 70 years In Business in Birmingham

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A History of the First 70 Years (1947-2017)

By: David D. Hood, Induron CEO

A history of the first 70 years (1947-2017) of:

The Industrial Paint Manufacturing Company (July 1, 1947-June 20, 1966)

Indurall Coatings, Inc. (June 20, 1966-Sept. 15, 1995)

Induron Coatings, Inc. (Sept. 15, 1995-Sept. 30, 2011)                                                  

Induron Coatings, LLC (Oct. 1, 2011-Present)

Seventy years ago, William E. Hood and Louis A. Prosch, Jr. started The Industrial Paint Manufacturing Company. These men believed in honor, integrity and serious, honest business. To begin the company, Hood, Prosch and several others invested $32,500 in capital. Prosch was the money and organization man and Hood was the paint formulator and face of the company. The two partners operated out of an office they borrowed from an uncle while assembling equipment to make paint. On May 6, 1948, they rented factory space, purchased equipment and made their first batch of red primer. Continue reading A History of the First 70 Years (1947-2017)

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