What We’re Thankful for This Year

By Davies Hood

It’s been a great year at Induron, and I am truly thankful for the family, friends and co-workers that surround me. I have been blessed with abundance in 2013, and it is in a large part because of these wonderful people.

Over the course of the last year, I have had the opportunity to engage in some meaningful, non-work related organizations that are very important to me. I have been able to sit on boards of several non-profit organizations, coach two separate youth sports teams and dance with my daughters in the “Nutcracker” for the third year in a row.

All of these extra-curricular activities require a significant amount of time and effort. Without a supportive wife and an effective management team at work, I would not have had the liberty to participate. The organizations that I have been able to work with are:

  1. President of EO Birmingham, a member led business owners group whose mission is to help leading entrepreneurs learn and grow.
  2. President of the Board of the Industrial Health Center (IHC), a nationwide, mobile health screening service that focuses on preventative health at the workplace.
  3. Sit on Board of Directors at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, a Birmingham, urban nature preserve that focuses on preservation, education, recreation and restoration.
  4. Coaching five year old Coach-Pitch baseball and coaching nine year old tackle football.
  5. Chairman of Birmingham International Center’s annual event “Spotlight on Colombia.” BIC links communities and companies to global opportunity, leadership and world affairs through education and cultural enlightenment.
  6. Playing the role of both a Party Dad & Mother Ginger in the “Nutcracker” with my two daughters with the Birmingham Ballet.

I am also thankful for each one of our Induron employees. Here are a few things 4 of these great members of our team are grateful for this year:

John Anspach, Technical Director & VP Operations:

  • Family: for kids, grandkids and a loving, supportive wife
  • Friends: for the relationships that are formed and nurtured with friends, especially during the holiday season  
  • Company: for the opportunity to contribute to a dynamic, creative-minded company, where I can bring my experience and a talented operations and technical department’s talents to bear.

Sheldon Shelton, Outside Sales & Service:

  • The opportunity to work for a great company
  • My family
  • My health and the opportunity to enjoy life

Barry Peters, Customer Service Manager:

  • The people I work with and the working environment created going forward into 2014.
  • The traditions created by Induron employees before me that give rise to our creed “Integrity Respect Reliability and Innovation.”
  • The country in which we live. With all her problems, it’s still the best place on earth.
  • The ability I have been blessed with to pursue happiness in life according to my desires and my ability to achieve them.

John Bickel, Sales Rep

  • I am so thankful for my family and the love we share with each other.
  • I am thankful for the men and women that sacrifice their lives, loves, and time away from home to protect this wonderful country in which we live.
  • I am thankful that in the tough economic times we are able to have a roof over our head and food on the table.
Founded in 1947, Induron manufactures high performance coatings that serve a range of industrial applications, including the wastewater, transmission and distribution and groundwater storage industries. Learn more about us at www.Induron.com.  

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