Hot Dip Galvanizing



Galvan 2011 News Releases:

James Madison University Scores Big With Galvanized

Structure For New Top-50 Scoreboard

Before football season began this year, big changes were taking place at James Madison University's Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg, Va. One of the biggest was the construction of a new video scoreboard that is among the 50 largest in the country at the college level. Long, maintenance-free life was a requirement, making galvanized steel the logical choice for construction materia. Galvan Industries was the galvanizing supplier.

Galvan provided hot dip galvanizing for corrosion prevention on more than 50,000 lbs. of steel used in the support structure, and in handrails and catwalks.

Bridgeforth Stadium/Showker Field was built in 1975. Originally named JMU Stadium, it was renamed in 1990 for William E. Bridgeforth, former member of the JMU Board of Visitors, and in 2003 the field was named in honor of JMU benefactor Zane Showker.

Following the 2009 season, construction began on a major expansion to the stadium, including the addition of 10,000 seats, improved sight lines for all seats on the West Side, a club level, hospitality suites, a new media center and the new scoreboard. Completed prior to the 2011 football season, the total area of the new scoreboard is 61'x45'. The video screen is 25'x45', or 1125 square feet, which would rank currently as the 48th largest in college football.

About Galvan Industries, Inc.
Since 1958, Galvan Industries has provided the ultimate in corrosion control to steel fabricators and manufacturers. The first hot-dip galvanizing operation in the Carolinas, the company has grown to become the largest capacity contract galvanizer in the Southeast. For details, or to place an order, call Galvan Industries at 1-800-277-5678, Fax (704) 455-5215; e-mail:

Galvanizing Home Page Electrical Products Home PageSite MapEmail Galvan

Galvan Industries, Inc. • PO Box 369 • 7320 Millbrook Rd
Harrisburg, North Carolina 28075 • 704.455.5102 • Fax: 704.455.5215
Toll Free: 1.800.277.5678


Galvan Industries, Inc. galvanized nearly 40 tons of steel for U. S. National Whitewater Center

Two Projects By Galvan Industries Win Praise In New AGA Parking Deck Design Publication

Galvan Industries Earns 2006 AGA Award For Charlotte Airport Parking Deck

Galvan Industries Earns National Award For Excellence for one of a kind pedestrian bridge

The AGA recognizes Galvan Industries with its highest award for Lowe's project

AGA awards Galvan for bridge and
highway project

Norfolk Naval Base Piers, Norfolk VA
Galvan receives 2003 Excellence In Hot-Dip Galvanizing

Metrolina Greenhouse - Galvan uses the hot dip process on nation's largest hot house

Galvan 2010 Archives

Galvan 2008 Archives

Galvan 2006 Archives

Galvan 2005 Archives

Galvan 2004 Archives

Galvan 2003 Archives

Galvan 2002 Archives