The success of our new paint technology called PowderGALV®, has led to a partnership between A-1 Paint, Powder & Sandblasting and Fort Worth, TX metal coatings company, AZZ Inc. 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 and open their first powder coating operation. On May 31, 2017, AZZ announced the opening of their new plant in Crowley, Texas.
What Is PowderGALV®?
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.
When It Comes to Galvanized Metal, We’ve Got It Covered
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, “Powder coating is an important strategic initiative for AZZ that expands the offerings in our metal coatings business. 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 out 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.”