Galvan Chosen to Rust-Proof

Honolulu’s 20-mile-long $8.1 billion light rail line is the biggest public works project in the history of the state. It’s being built to last with rust-proofing by Galvan Industries.

The tropical weather and warm ocean breezes in Hawaii are particularly hard on exposed steel, so there was really only one choice for protection against costly corrosion: hot-dip galvanizing.

Through its cathodic protection, hot-dip galvanizing will provide a long, maintenance-free life to the structural and architectural steel
used throughout this major project.

The tough barrier coating created by the metallurgical bond developed between zinc and steel during the galvanizing process will optimize the project’s life and lower lifecycle cost.

Compared to the cost of maintenance, damage and repairs, the initial cost of galvanizing is a very small investment with a large return
for the public.

About Galvan Industries, Inc.

Since 1958, Galvan Industries has provided the ultimate in corrosion control to steel fabricators and manufacturers. The first hot-dip galvanizing operation in the Carolinas, the company has grown to become the largest capacity contract galvanizer in the Southeast.

For details, or to place an order, call Galvan Industries at (704) 455-5102, Fax (704) 455-5215; e-mail: