On May 31, 2017, AZZ Galvanizing, the largest galvanizing company in the U.S., announced the opening of their new plant in Crowley, Texas. That’s exciting news for us at A-1 Paint, Powder and Sandblasting because our patented PowderGALV® process is what made it a lucrative decision for them. In fact we have partnered with them on this facility.
AZZ Inc. is a global provider of galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and other services. They were so impressed with the quality of the exclusive PowderGALV® process, they decided to partner with A-1 Paint, Powder and Sandblasting to take advantage of this new process.
Why Is PowderGALV® So Successful?
The patented PowderGALV® process is an exclusive 3-step powder coating process that helps paint adhere to galvanized steel parts solving an industry-wide problem. The PowderGALV® process involves two specific kinds of coatings – both a protective coating as well as an aesthetic coating.
The combination of these two coatings creates excellent mechanical and chemical resistance allowing PowderGALV® steel parts to last for multiple years in challenging environments which require outstanding anti-corrosion properties.
AZZ Plant Features One of the Largest Coating Cure Ovens in the Nation
AZZ Galvanizing is a leading provider of metal finishing solutions for corrosion protection, including hot dip galvanizing, to the North American steel fabrication industry. The new facility in Crowley, TX is adjacent to AZZ’s existing hot dip galvanizing plant and will feature duplex metal coating and a sixty-foot cure oven. This oven is one of the largest coating cure ovens in the nation.
Better Protection against Corrosion Plus More Color Options
We are excited that our PowderGALV® process is receiving such an enthusiastic welcome in the painting industry. Tim Pendley, Senior Vice President and CEO of AZZ Metal Coatings, said, “Our customers will now have additional options including broadened corrosion protection and the ability to deliver on projects with specialized color requirements. As the largest North American galvanizer with 41 plants, we believe powder coating can help us to expand our reach into another segment of the metal corrosion protection market, allowing our customers to be even more efficient in servicing their end-user customers. We are dedicated to expand our metal corrosion capabilities, expand our addressable markets, and continue to leverage our unmatched quality and superior customer service.”
The more companies that find out about the benefits of our PowderGALV® process, the more successful it will become. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for PowderGALV®. Check back often to see what new strides we’ve made in the galvanized metal coating industry.