By Dr. Cameron Chai
Valmont Industries, a provider of coating services and a manufacturer of engineered products, has reported that five awards were given to the company’s coating division for its excellence in hot dip galvanizing.
American Galvanizing Association had sponsored this awards competition, which is based on the usage of hot dip galvanizing in a creative, suitable, monumental or novel fashion. There was severe competition, as 120 projects were submitted for the awards in 13 categories.
Valmont Coatings’ California-based Calwest Galvanizing plant received the award in the Recreation & Entertainment Category for submitting "Los Angeles Zoo's Pachyderm Forest" project. Valmont Coatings' Valley Galvanizing unit in Nebraska submitted the "Viper Aerial Ladders" project, which was honored in the OEM category. Florida-based "New World Center Soundscape” project received the award in the Duplex System category and was submitted by the company’s galvanizing unit based in Florida.
Valmont’s Salina Galvanizing in Kansas received two awards. The company’s "Oil Platform Facility” project in Mexico and the "US 41 Retaining Wall Project" in Wisconsin won the award in the Industrial Category, and the Bridge and Highway Category, respectively.
Rick Cornish, President at Valmont Coatings and Tubing, stated that the company is pleased to be honored with these awards, which reinforce its commitment towards excellence and quality in the hot-dip galvanizing industry. The award criteria of AGA are built on the most severe excellence and performance standards. The company is delighted as it was selected by an independent team of designers, engineers, architects and users of galvanized steel.