Galvan Receives AGA's 2019

Galvan Receives AGA's 2019

Ben Kelly, Hot Dip Galvanizing National Sales Manager for Galvan Industries, Inc. (right) receives the AGA Award of Excellence certificate from Phil Rahrig, Executive Director of the American Galvanizers Association.

A Galvan Industries galvanizing project, the Imperial Sugar Plant Expansion in Port Wentworth, Ga., is a winner in the American Galvanizers Association’s 2019 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards. The project won recognition in the Food & Agriculture category of the competition.

Imperial Sugar chose hot-dip galvanizing by Galvan Industries, Inc. of Harrisburg, NC, for their specialized tanks, supports, handrails and ladders. Imperial Sugar Company is the largest sugar refining organization in the United States. Due to the low life cycle cost, the galvanized steel produced for this project will continue to save the company money over the decades it is in service.

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) has presented the Excellence Awards annually since 1995 to recognize the after-fabrication use of hot-dip galvanized steel in an ideal, creative, monumental, or otherwise impressive fashion. As galvanizing is used in many applications, the awards program honors projects in various categories. Excellence Awards winners represent the finest achievements in hot-dip galvanizing.

This year’s award is the 10th for Galvan in the AGA Award of Excellence program. The awards were presented at the AGA’s annual conference in Sanibel Harbour, Florida.

About the AGA

Founded in 1935, the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of fabricators, architects, specifiers, and engineers, providing technical support on today’s innovative applications and state-of-the-art technological developments in hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion control. The AGA maintains a large technical library, provides multimedia seminars, and offers a toll-free technical support hotline to assist specifiers in North America.

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:

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