OMAHA, Neb., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI), is a global leader, designing and manufacturing highly engineered products that support global infrastructure development and agricultural productivity. Valmont's Global Coatings Segment is an industry leader in providing services that protect against corrosion, improve appearance and lengthen the service lives of steel and other metal products.
Valmont's Coatings Segment captured five wins at the "Excellence in Hot Dip Galvanizing" awards, in the annual event sponsored by the American Galvanizing Association (AGA). Competition for awards in 15 categories included 121 inspiring projects from galvanizers around the world, submitted to an independent panel of architects and engineers for consideration. The winning Valmont submissions include:
In the "Food and Agriculture" category, a project submitted by Valmont's Intermountain Galvanizing was a winner for galvanizing the structure of a heat recovery system utilized in an environmentally friendly greenhouse, where the only water leaving the site is contained in the tomatoes!
Valmont's Industrial Galvanizer facility in Melbourne, Australia won the "International" category for work done as part of the Melbourne University Arts Faculty Redevelopment. More than 480 steel frame sections were hot dip galvanized to form a louvered facade to three sides of the building, creating a stunning 3D visual feature.
In the "Water & Marine" category, Valmont's Tampa Galvanizing is a winner with its galvanization of material for the Volcano Bay Water Park, a spectacular creation from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
Galvanizing and paint coating for the Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption & Protection Center in Doral, Florida merited an award in the "Duplex Systems" category (paint over hot dip galvanizing), submitted by Valmont's Miami Galvanizing.
Valmont's Virginia Galvanizing was recognized in the "Industrial" category with its galvanized work performed for the Cove Point gas liquefaction plant, the first on the East Coast, in Lusby, Maryland.
Rick Cornish, Group President of Valmont's Global Coatings Segment, commented "Valmont Coatings is once again honored to receive accolades in the 'Excellence Awards in Hot-Dip Galvanizing' awards competition. The competition promotes the innovative applications of hot dip galvanizing for our industry services." Valmont Coatings operates 33 facilities, in six countries, with 2,000 employees around the globe.
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