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New Director of Technical Services

We are pleased to announce that our previous Business Development Manager, Jeff White, has been appointed Director of Technical Services! We created this new position to keep up with the growth of Induron, and it’s a perfect fit for Jeff. He will serve as the liaison between customers, product development and quality control testing. Continue reading New Director of Technical Services

Fighting Disasters with Inflatable Concrete

By Jeff White, Induron Sales Manager

Earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis. Unfortunately, in the past few years it hasn’t been unusual to hear about these natural disasters occurring all over the world. How to deal with relief efforts and keep people safe in the aftermath is always a challenge, and I think this new technology could be an interesting solution. Continue reading Fighting Disasters with Inflatable Concrete

What does “value” mean to you?


Jeff White, Induron Sales Manager
By Jeff White, Induron Sales Manager

Don’t we all want to get the best value for anything we purchase? Whether it’s a big expense like a new vehicle, or something as small as a haircut to make us look our best (I unfortunately don’t have much use for that service), we all want to get value in everything we buy.

So what determines the “best value” for a coatings project? At Induron, our mission statement is “Reliable Protection Through Innovative Coatings.” We believe we are the best value provider for coatings in our markets.

Why?

I think it goes without saying – in our focus markets, we wouldn’t even be in the game if we didn’t provide the highest quality products at competitive prices.

So how do we differentiate ourselves? With the experience and knowledge of our people.

More than 70 percent of our sales force has invested in obtaining a NACE Coatings Inspector Certification. Add to that the fact that our sales team has an average of 20+ years in the coatings industry, and you realize that they are a great resource for engineers and owners trying to protect their assets from corrosion.     Continue reading What does “value” mean to you?

I’m NOT Lovin’ It

By Jeff White, Induron Sales Manager

McDonalds GraffitiCan you believe that vandals would dare to deface a mural of Ronald McDonald, The Hamburglar and friends? Well in Huntingdon Beach, Calif., it happened. A graffiti “artist” (aka, vandal), who apparently doesn’t like Big Macs or Chicken McNuggets, decided to spray over the iconic Golden Arches Mural with the word “VEGAN.”

My thoughts? Even if you don’t like the burgers, you could still eat the fries and salads. Personally, I love a good Quarter Pounder with Cheese.

If only those folks in Huntingdon Beach had protected the mural with Induron’s Indurethane AG (that’s anti-graffiti), the cleanup would have been as easy as wiping the paint off with a wet cloth. Read more on this story at Durability + Design here.

If you have special icons in your community that you want to protect from vandals with a spray can, check out Indurethane AG or talk to an Induron sales rep today. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of elbow grease when it comes to removing spray paint!

Thoughts on Veterans Day from an Induron Vet

By Jeff White, Induron Sales Manager and Gulf War M1A1 Tank Platoon Leader

Induron's Jeff White in the Gulf WarAs we approach November 11, I thought it would be nice to share some of the history of Veterans Day.

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday, observed on November 11, honoring armed service veterans. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I – major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day for remembering the men and women who died while serving.

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks from Birmingham, Alabama, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who died in World War I. Weeks led a delegation to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, who supported the idea of National Veterans Day. Weeks led the first national celebration in 1947 in Alabama, and annually until his death in 1985. Continue reading Thoughts on Veterans Day from an Induron Vet

Conquer Your Coatings Applications with Upcoming Webinar

By Jeff White, Induron Sales Manager

Ultra-high solids (otherwise known as 100-percent solids) coatings are becoming more prevalent every day in our industry, as the restrictions on VOC’s continue to tighten across the country. At Induron, we welcome that, because we have the most user-friendly 100-percent solids products on the market for water and wastewater applications.

Many folks are still cautious about using these products, since they require plural component equipment. But we’ve found over the past few years that with a little education, practice and the correct equipment, projects requiring plural component coatings and equipment can run just as smoothly as traditional coatings. And, in fact, plural component projects have a number of cost saving advantages!

If you’d like to learn more about plural component applications, register for the upcoming free SSPC webinar sponsored by WIWA on Sept. 26. Then contact us to learn more about our 100-percent solids products.

Founded in 1947, Induron manufactures high performance coatings that serve a range of industrial applications, including the wastewater, electrical transmission and distribution, and groundwater storage industries. Induron is the maker of Protecto 401TM, the leading ceramic epoxy pipe lining for the wastewater industry. Learn more about us at www.Induron.com.  

 

 

Safety Documentation Goes Global

By Jeff White, Induron Sales Manager

Man, my head is spinning. Just as we all think we’ve figured out how to read an MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet), the game is about to change.

In 1983, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its Hazard Communication (HazCom) regulation, which required an MSDS for every potentially hazardous material. It is now a generally accepted practice that MSDSs are reviewed and on-site as a part of every job. And we in the coatings industry and many other industries are better for it. Continue reading Safety Documentation Goes Global

The Times – and the Standards – are A-changin’

By Jeff White, Induron Sales Manager

One of the most widely-used standards in the coatings industry is getting a facelift. SSPC, the Society for Protective Coatings, announced recently that it had made technical revisions and editorial clarifications to its coating application standard, SSPC-PA 2, Procedure for Determining Conformance to Dry Coating Thickness Requirements. SSPC’s PA 2 is one of the most widely-referenced standards in the protective coatings industry. PA 2 first hit the industry in 1973, and has been refreshed several times since. These latest updates were effective May 2, 2012. Continue reading The Times – and the Standards – are A-changin’