U.S. Protective Coatings Company Celebrates 70 Years in Business

Special paint cans were made to commemorate the anniversary. Photo courtesy of Induron.

Induron Protective Coatings (Birmingham, Alabama, USA) recently celebrated 70 years in business with a special ceremony at its main plant, with Birmingham Mayor William Bell and other dignitaries in attendance. 

Founded in Birmingham in 1947 under the name The Industrial Paint Manufacturing Company Inc., founders William E. Hood and Louis A. Prosch Jr. were initially determined to manufacture rust-inhibiting primers for the region’s steel fabrication industry.

From there, the group expanded into industrial primers and finishes, many of which set industry standards. Today, the company has evolved into a protective coatings business with sales associates across the United States, as well as an expanding product line. 

“We’ve been able to make changes and long-term investments because of the outstanding culture of this organization and the hard work of the people who live our core values of respect, reliability, innovation, and integrity,” says company president Davies Hood. 

In 2013, the group announced a $1.2-million expansion at the Birmingham plant, which allowed for a 50% increase in production square footage and a 150% increase in capacity. 

The company currently employs 40 people across the United States as it continues to renew its facilities and processes.

Source: Induron Protective Coatings, www.induron.com