Hot Dip Galvanizing News



Galvan Rust-Proofs 1,600 Megawatt Virginia Power Plant

Galvan Industries has been chosen to provide hot dip galvanizing for the new 1,588-megawatt Greensville County Power Station, located in southern Virginia.  Galvanizing will protect the steel against rust without maintenance for the full 36-year expected life of the plant.

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Galvan Chosen for Charlotte's Newest High-Rise

With a planned height of around 463 feet, 300 South Tryon will be among the tallest buildings in Charlotte by the time of its expected completion in 2017. Galvan is providing corrosion protection for the distinctive roof structure of the building.

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Galvan Protects And Beautifies Potomac River Resort Project

The design of the new pavilion at the Gaylord National Resort in Maryland features a curved roof supported by a mast and rigging structure, referencing the nautical history of the Potomac River. Hot dip galvanizing provided by Galvan Industries will beautify and protect the masts against corrosion for decades to come with no required maintenance.

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Galvan Rust-Proofs Pipe Bridge In Major Industrial Projects

Hot-dip galvanized steel is uniquely and ideally suited to withstand the constant exposure to industrial environments, providing maintenance-free corrosion protection for decades. As one of the largest capacity galvanizers in the Southeast, Galvan provides corrosion protection for pipe bridges in major industrial projects throughout the region, including the W.S. Lee Combined-Cycle Natural Gas Project in Anderson County, S.C., and the Croda International Plant Expansion in New Castle, Del.

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Charlotte's I-485 Guardrail System Recognized as Case Study by AGA

Hot-dip galvanizing (HDG) was specified for the guardrail portion of the I-485 loop around Charlotte, N.C. because of its maintenance free service life of more than 50+ years. Galvan Industies, Inc. provided the galvanizing service, featured as a Case Study by the American Galvanizers Association.

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Galvan Protects Historical Beach Rescue Apparatus For Future Generations

When the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center of the North Carolina Maritime Museum re-constructed a Beach Apparatus Cart for the Cape Lookout National Seashore, the hand forged steel braces used to support the cart were hot-dip galvanized by Galvan Industries to provide historical accuracy and corrosion protection for decades to come.

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Galvan's David Prior Retires

David Prior, Hot Dip Galvanizing Technical Services Manager at Galvan Industries, retired July 31, 2015 after nearly 29 years with the company.

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Stephanie Klicpera Joins Galvan
As Customer Service Representative

Galvan has announced the hiring of Stephanie Klicpera as customer service representative for hot-dip galvanizing. Stephanie will work with Galvan's growing list of hot-dip galvanizing customers to ensure they receive highest level of service in order processing, shipping, invoicing and customer relations.

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Two Recent Galvan Projects Featured As Case Studies By American Galvanizers Association

Galvan Industries hit a two-run homer recently with work done for BB&T Ballpark Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. and Durham Bulls Athletic Park Stadium in Durham, N.C. featured as Case Studies on the American Galvanizers Association web site.   { More }


Galvan Recognized For Excellence In Hot Dip Galvanizing For Building And Architecture

Galvan Industries has earned a 2015 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Award from the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) for its work on the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport's new rental car facility and hourly parking deck. The award was given in the Building and Architecture category of the competition.  { More }


Galvan's David Prior Receives AGA's Daniel M. Hubbell Award

The Daniel M. Hubbell Memorial Award is given only once a year by the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) to recognize an individual who goes above and beyond the call of duty to positively impact the hot-dip galvanizing industry. For 2015, that individual was David Prior, Galvan Industries' Technical Services Manager. The award was presented April 15 at the association's annual meeting.

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EDSCO Fasteners To Move NC Manufacturing Operations To Harrisburg

Texas-based EDSCO Fasteners LLC has announced that it will move its North Carolina manufacturing facility from 300 Dalton Avenue, Charlotte to Harrisburg, NC by the end of the first quarter of 2015. All of EDSCOˇ¦s 25 Charlotte employees - production, management and quality control personnel - will move to the new facility located at 7320 Millbrook Road in Harrisburg, adjacent to Galvan Industries.  { More }



Galvan Protects $1.1 Billion Power Plant From Rust And Corrosion

Galvan Industries is protecting Dominion Virginia Power's $1.1 billion investment in a new combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power station in Brunswick County, Va. More than 1000 tons of structural steel has been hot dip galvanized by Galvan, protecting it from rust and corrosion for decades with no required maintenance.  { More }



Galvan Receives Grant For Development Of New Facility

Officials from the town of Harrisburg, N.C. and the Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation recently presented Galvan Industries with a $5,000 grant from Duke Energy to support the development of a new 31,000-square-foot facility under construction at the company's plant in Harrisburg.  { More }


Galvan Appoints Ben Kelly Sales Manager For Hot Dip Galvanizing

Galvan Industries announced that Benjamin N. Kelly has joined the company as Galvanizing Sales Manager to further support and develop its growing list of customers in the steel fabrication, construction and manufacturing industries. 

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Galvan Invests More Than $1 Million In Environmental Initiatives

Galvan Industries, Inc. has recently invested more than $1 million in its galvanizing operations to increase capacity and reduce environmental impact. The company's galvanizing facility now employs a fully "closed loop" system that completely eliminates hazardous wastes while improving the company's ability to meet growing demand.  { More }



Galvan Industries Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
For Hot-Dip Galvanizing Nation’s Largest Greenhouse

Harrisburg, NC -- Galvan Industries, Inc. received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) for its work with another North Carolina company, Metrolina Greenhouses of Huntersville. The award was presented at the AGA's Annual Conference March 21 in Maui, Hawaii. {more}

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James Madison University Scores Big With Galvanizing

For Corrosion Prevention On New 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 and Galvan Industries the galvanizing supplier of choice. { More }


Galvan Industries Receives Award For E-Newsletter From Business Marketing Association

Galvan Industries e-mail newsletter, The Hot Dip News, earned a Silver Award from the Carolinas Chapter of the Business Marketing Association in their annual ProAd awards competition.

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Giant Video Board Frame

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Giant Steel Frame For World’s Largest Video Board
Is Protected From Corrosion By Galvan Industries

Concord, NC – Galvan Industries galvanized all 250 tons of structural steel used in the the steel frame that will support the world’s largest high-definition video board at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The design consists of six vertical trusses that stand 135 feet tall. Horizontal beams, platforms and diagonal bracing add support so the screen can withstand gusts up to 100 miles per hour.

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Grandfather Mountain Visitors Center

Galvan Protects New Grandfather Mountain
Visitors Center, Blends With Natural Environment

LINVILLE, NC – The new Visitors Center at Grandfather Mountain State Park was designed and built to withstand the extreme winter weather conditions, while blending naturally with the beautiful surroundings.  Galvan Industries was chosen to provide hot dip galvanizing to protect the exposed steel without the cost – or danger – of painting.

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Galvan Industries, Inc. galvanized nearly 40 tons of steel used in the new U. S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N.C.