Castlerock Biodiesel Feedstock Plant
Year Galvanized: 2009
Galvanizer: Valmont Coatings, Birmingham Galvanizing
Summary: Standing with a tall, bright, metallic gleam, the Rayco Industrial Castlerock Biodiesel Feedstock Plant is the first of its kind in central Alabama. Having specified many projects to be hot-dip galvanized in the past, Rayco Industrial knew the only answer to protect their new investment from the ravages of corrosion was to once again utilize the durable, metallurgically bonded zinc coating for corrosion protection. Hot-dip galvanized steel will keep this structure standing strong and stable for 50+ maintenance-free years - meaning no costly and interruptive routine maintenance to slow production. The owners wanted to protect the new facility from the rough industrial environment. With other corrosion protection systems, such as paint, small scratches can expose the base steel to damaging corrosion that will spread unchecked, like wildfire.