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Induron Attends STI/SPFA 2018 Annual Meeting

By: Tex Enoch, Induron Sales Representative

In 1989, long before the Steel Tank Institute (STI) merged with the Steel Plate Fabricators Association (SPFA) and I joined Induron Coatings, I attended my first SPFA meeting at the Silverado Resort in Napa, California… Continue reading Induron Attends STI/SPFA 2018 Annual Meeting


By Davies Hood, Induron President

Steel CorrosionAs a general rule, I’m opposed to PACs (Political Action Committees) because of the “secrecy” of their membership and undue influence in our nation’s political process.

However, I am also opposed to a lot of the everyday activities that I regularly participate in. What do I mean? I’m opposed to paying unfair sales taxes on groceries and medicine. I’m opposed to participating in the “free-rider” aspect of volunteer organizations. And I’m very much opposed to the game I grew up playing – football – being deteriorated by the NFL on a year-by-year or even week-by-week basis. But I digress.

But a recent article from PaintSquare has me cheering for (or at least, considering cheering for) the success of the new NACE PAC in Washington.

Look at the numbers: 3.1 percent of our nation’s GDP is spent on corrosion repair and prevention. And it is estimated that up to 30 percent of that cost could be eliminated with proper design and maintenance.

That’s about 1 percent of our GDP, or, in layman’s terms, $120 billion.

You read that right – $120,000,000,000. Continue reading Conflicted.