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Celebrating Business Excellence: Industrial Galvanizers (Tasmania)

The winners of the Business Excellence Awards were recently announced ​during a Gala Dinner at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston.  Industrial Galvanizers (Tasmania) was a Finalist in two categories: "Excellence in Manufacturing" and "Excellence in Customer Service" and was Runner Up in both.
“Maybe we’ll win next year,” grinned Aaron Harland (Operations Manager). “Despite not taking out the top award, we had a fantastic night and it was a perfect opportunity for the team to celebrate ​our success."
He added, "Our business is growing; we provide job opportunities for local people and deliver a great State-wide service – we’re already winners!” Click  to learn more...





IG Tasmania Business Excellence Award


Historic Kings Bridge in Launceston

Industrial Galvanizers (Tasmania) Finalists in Business Awards

Industrial Galvanizers (Tasmania)  has been selected as a Finalist in two categories of the Launceston Business Chamber Awards:-
· Excellence in Manufacturing;
· Excellence in Customer Service. 
The Awards are sponsored by the Launceston Chamber of Commerce, and recognise successful businesses and organisations in Northern Tasmania. They also highlight the economic, employment and social contribution that businesses and organisations make to the region. Click to see the full story...


Industrial Galvanizers Joins Sponsors of Sydney Build 2016 Expo

Industrial Galvanizers is proud to announce it has joined the sponsors of the Sydney Build 2016 Expo, dedicated to construction and infrastructure projects with a focus on Sydney and New South Wales.

Featuring over 50 expert speakers from government and the construction industry as well as presentations, discussion panels and CPD-accredited workshops.

Industrial Galvanizers invites its customers to Register for this ​FREE event...

Sydney Harbour Bridge on sunny day with boat in foreground

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Industrial Galvanizers Port Kembla OPEN for Business.

Industrial Galvanizers has recently completed the transformation of its Port Kembla business. The site in Shellharbour Road continues to operate as a drop-off and pick-up point for customers in the Illawarra and Southern NSW regions.
Gates are open at Port Kembla from 7a.m. to 4p.m. every week-day, and a full Customer Service Team is on site to load / unload.  Click Here to learn more... 

Contractor Management System Ready to Roll!

A major improvement in workplace health and safety is close to national implementation.  Industrial Galvanizers’ Contractor Management System has been harmonized to provide a uniform process that will shortly be implemented throughout the Australian business.  It will provide significant benefits to health and safety, as well as saving time and providing more effective, streamlined administration of contractors.  Eddie Foord (right) - QLD HSE Manager - is counting down the days to implementation. Click Here to read more...

 Eddie Foord

Industrial Galvanizers' momentous MOVEMBER

  Movember Collage

Industrial Galvanizers has had a momentous Movember, with its ‘Galvanizing Gringoes’ team raising over $2,500 in this annual fundraiser.  Read more here...

Industrial Galvanizers - Christmas & New Year Closures

The year-end is approaching fast. At Christmas and New Year, Industrial Galvanizers sites give our hard-working employees a well-earned break. We also carry out necessary maintenance on our plant and equipment to ensure its safety and reliability for the year ahead.
We want to give all our customers plenty of notice regarding our Christmas and New Year shut-down timetable. The dates for each plant are given below, or can be printed out by opening this .pdf file: IG Shut Down Dates.

IG Shutdown dates


Industrial Galvanizers lends a helping hand to Ronald McDonald House, Newcastle

Industrial Galvanizers® has once again been a key sponsor and partner in the Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) Schools Scholarship Programme. The PWCS Scholarship programme has been running since 2002; each year PWCS selects a group of up to twelve young women and men who are attending school in Year 11.  The team uses the skills they learn in Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses to build a covered trailer for a local charity or community organisation.  The construction takes just over 12 months, with the finished product being presented before the students take their end-of-school exams in Year 12. 
Industrial Galvanizers has been a key sponsor of the scholarship programme for many years.  Along with a number of other partners, Industrial Galvanizers provides specialist services that combine to  make a robust, long-lasting product.
This year's PWCS School Scholarship group decided that the trailer should be donated to Ronald McDonald House at the Hunter Children’s Hospital. Click to read the FULL STORY...


No, its NOT the sinking of the Titanic!

But it IS one of the larger steel components to be dipped at Industrial Galvanizers® Tasmanian plant.  This pipework was fabricated by HB Engineering in Launceston, as part of the Ringarooma Irrigation Scheme.  This $28m investment in north-eastern Tasmania  comprises a new 6,500ml dam, 38.5km of distribution pipeline and two pumping stations.
The galvanized steelwork  was large enough to demand a ‘double dip’ in the galvanizing kettle at Launceston.  “It was great to have a job that filled our kettle,” commented Aaron Harland, Operations Manager for Industrial Galvanizers in Tasmania. 

Read more here...

Austin Hospital Car Park extension

Industrial Galvanizers® (Melbourne) recently completed the galvanizing for this stunning new development in Heidelberg, north of Melbourne.  The six-storey, multi-level extension is a major development for the Austin Hospital and involved the construction of an 18,000 square metre structure of the existing operational car park. It will provide an additional 752 car spaces by utilising a steel-framed, cast-concrete structure.
As the video below shows, galvanized steel from Industrial Galvanizers has enhanced the visual appeal of the structure - and provided a long-lating, low maintenance solution.  Click on the video link to learn more...

Recent Survey positive for Industrial Galvanizers and charities

Industrial Galvanizers® recently undertook a survey of customers in selected market segments, with the goal of improving service delivery. The results were positive for Industrial Galvanizers and selected charities, with the company making a charitable donation for each completed reply.
The key reasons customers gave for choosing Industrial Galvanizers were:-
  • Fast turnaround time
  • Competitive price and value for money
  • Availability of technical advice, and
  • Speed of quotes
97% of respondents were satisfied in their latest experience with Industrial Galvanizers. 76% of those surveyed said they would recommend Industrial Galvanizers to others ‘Extremely’ or ‘Very' strongly.
The Australian Cancer Research Foundation and BeyondBlue have both benefitted from donations based on our customers’ positive response. 
Read more here...

Kevin Norris - recognising an unsung hero

Queensland-based Kevin Norris was recently recognised for his work in Workplace Health & Safety.  He was nominated for the statewide award by his colleague Edward Foord, and was selected as one of just four finalists in the Return to Work awards.  There were over 320 nominees this year, with the finalists chosen by an expert judging panel. Kevin was selected as a finalist because the panel felt his nomination “demonstrated outstanding achievements in rehabilitation and return to work”.
Norris feels the key to successful rehabilitation and return to work is support for the injured worker - from  management through Supervisors, Team Leaders and fellow employees. “I don’t like seeing injuries, and I feel great when I see an injured worker come back to work in their normal role,” was Norris’s summary. 
The most important reasons driving Kevin’s success: his wife Katrina and their baby daughter Cienna.  “We all need our health to support and enjoy our families.”  Read more here...

Galvanizing for Novices

Hot-dip galvanizing is one of the most effective ways to protect steel from corrosion. Galvanizing provides proven protection for a wide range of steel products. These include small components and fasteners, as well as fabricated steel structures and architecturally designed buildings. Galvanized products perform well in a range of different environments.

The galvanizing process comprises anumber of steps: firstly, uncoated steel ('black work') that enters the site is given a unique tag to identify it through the process.  It then moves through the stages of jigging; cleaning; fluxing; dipping; quenching and dressing.  The packaged work is then stored in the ‘white work’ area prior to dispatch.

Each of the steps is important in ensuring a quality outcome for the end-user.  At Industrial       Galvanizers, the composition of process chemical tanks - including the zinc in the bath (or kettle) - is regularly sampled at each site and tested in our NATA-certified laboratory. Adjustments are made to maintain chemistry within carefully defined boundaries.  This attention to process control is vital to a quality product.  Read more here...

Industrial Galvanizers (Tasmania) - what a turnaround!

Of the many changes at Industrial Galvanizers® Tasmania over the past two years, improved turnaround time has been among the most significant.  Turnaround time (from drop off to completion of work) was 2 - 3 weeks but now consistently averages 3 – 4 days.

This has been the result of an increased customer focus and great work by the Launceston-based team.  Since his appointment to the role of Operations Manager in September 2010, Aaron Harland has maintained a keen focus on customer service. “We want to be seen by our customers as professional and responsive,” said Harland. ”Industrial Galvanizers Tasmania deals with many professionally managed businesses; we want to reflect that in our service to them,” he continued. 

Harland has taken time talking with customers to better understand what other galvanized products the Industrial Galvanizers businesses can offer. “We  keep a stock of handrail, grate and guardrail  products from our sister-Companies Webforge® and INGAL®.  The ability to sell from stock is valuable to customers who are working on short lead-times.”  Read more here...