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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

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Story of this Photo: Cooking for the Team and the Wild One

Billy Hood BBQInduron loves getting together for a good cook-out. We’ve been known to have company events for various holidays, and barbeque of some sort is often on the menu. Even at our plant expansion ribbon cutting ceremony a couple of years ago we served classic Dreamland BBQ in a huge white tent for lunch.

This tradition goes way back as demonstrated in this first photo of Induron founder, William E. Hood ca. 1955. This particular event was held for Christmas one year to thank our factory guys. The grill is made out of a paint (or resin) drum, which is certainly not something you see very often. Our barbecue events are often celebrations of the great people we have working at our company. Continue reading Story of this Photo: Cooking for the Team and the Wild One

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A Long Line of Induron Mentors

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David Hood with one of his mentors and father, William Hood

By David Hood, Induron CEO

My father, William E. Hood, was a true Southern gentleman. His reputation for being kind, humorous, respectful and giving has long outlived him. He is still remembered as Santa Clause because he dressed up each Christmas and entertained children for years from his home on Memory Lane in Birmingham.

He is also well remembered by the paint industry for his many contributions to the industry, including serving as the first industry President of the National Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Association (now known as the American Coatings Association). Continue reading A Long Line of Induron Mentors

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Story of this Photo: Frogmen and Indurall at the State Fair

frogman cheesecakeBy David Hood, Induron CEO

This photo is one of the more interesting ones in our archives. It shows a publicity stunt that took place at the Alabama State Fair in ca.1955. Before scuba diving was popular as a hobby, the Magic City Frogmen set a record for surviving underwater. There was not much scuba gear around at that time, so it got a lot of attention! Continue reading Story of this Photo: Frogmen and Indurall at the State Fair

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