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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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Induron Celebrates 70 Years of Providing High-Quality Service and Innovative Products

Induron’s Sales Representatives & Officers in 1953

Third-generation, family-owned Induron Protective Coatings is excited to celebrate 70 years of providing excellent products and high-quality service to its customers! William E. Hood and Louis A. Prosch Jr. started Induron in 1947 under the name The Industrial Paint Manufacturing Company Inc., and it became a protective coatings business based upon the beliefs of honor, integrity and honesty. Continue reading Induron Celebrates 70 Years of Providing High-Quality Service and Innovative Products

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Induron Salesman Shares Insight with WaterTalk

Induron Water Tank Market Manager, Tex Enoch, began working in the paint manufacturing and coatings industry in 1969. Since then, he has witnessed countless changes in the coatings that protect steel water tanks. At this year’s ACE conference, Tex shared some of his industry insights on WaterTalk radio. Continue reading Induron Salesman Shares Insight with WaterTalk

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A Tribute to Linc

By: Davies Hood, Induron President

In his 8 years as an Induron salesman, Linc York not only led by example, but he also routinely inspired the Induron sales team with his wise words and esteemed character.  Before retiring, Linc said his goodbyes to the team and left them with a few tidbits of advice. Here are a few things his colleagues had to say that truly speak to Linc’s character and the influence he had on the Induron team: Continue reading A Tribute to Linc

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Fair Competition in Coatings

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 Fair Competition in Coatings

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Consolidation in the Coatings Industry: Where Does This Leave Induron? (Part 2)

By: David Hood, Induron CEO

Consolidation in the Coatings Industry

I am an outdoorsman. I fish, hunt, hike and love the land. When the Cuyahoga river caught fire in Cleveland and the air in Birmingham was yellow, something had to be done. The EPA was established and Congress, abdicating its responsibilities, gave it the authority to make law. The new laws were called regulations. Without comment on the value of these regulations, when a company is required to reformulate a product with sales in the thousands of gallons, it costs more that the same effort spread over tens of thousands of gallons. Larger companies clearly had an advantage with these regulations. The first 90% of “clean up” of the water and air was relatively easy to do. The EPA is still writing regulations trying to eliminate the next 10% of “pollution” without any regard for a cost/benefit analysis. A further advantage to larger companies. Continue reading Consolidation in the Coatings Industry: Where Does This Leave Induron? (Part 2)

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