Galvan Industries is Recognized Again for Hot Dip Galvanizing Excellence in Metrolina Greenhouses Expansion

Galvan Industries, Inc. has won the American Galvanizing Association (AGA) 2022 “Excellence in Hot Dip Galvanizing” Award in the Food & Agriculture category for its work on a 40-acre expansion at Metrolina Greenhouses. Now covering more than 200 acres, Metrolina’s Huntersville, NC facility is the largest single-story structure in the United States.

The award was recently announced at the AGA’s 2022 Annual Conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The AGA has presented the Excellence Awards each year since 1995. This year’s award is Galvan’s 12th in total and third for Metrolina.

Galvan Industries has rust-proofed the steel used at Metrolina Greenhouses since 1972, when Metrolina was founded. The companies worked together on this latest expansion for three years, beginning in 2018. Materials were staged at the galvanizing facility and delivered to the project by Galvan as needed.

Metrolina has always used hot-dip galvanized steel in their greenhouse structures because of its long rust-free service life in warm, wet conditions and because galvanizing is more environmentally friendly than painting for corrosion prevention.

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.

Located in Harrisburg, N.C., Galvan Industries has provided the ultimate in corrosion control to steel fabricators and manufacturers since 1958. 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: