FORT WORTH, Texas, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ), a global provider of galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution and industrial markets, today announced that AZZ's Galvanizing Segment won "Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing" awards in five categories, including the prestigious "Lifetime Achievement" award. The American Galvanizers Association ("AGA"), a leading trade association in the galvanizing industry, presented the awards.
Presented annually, the award program recognizes projects that utilize after-fabrication hot-dip galvanized steel in an ideal, creative, monumental, or otherwise impressive fashion. The Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards recognizes the special skill and efforts of galvanizers, fabricators, architects, engineers, contractors, and all other parties as they complete projects that will remain durable, beautiful and maintenance-free for generations to come. All submissions were judged online by a panel of architects and engineers.
"AZZ is honored to have received recognition by the American Galvanizers Association for these projects," said David Nark, Vice President of Marketing for AZZ Inc. "The broad range of categories for which AZZ received awards is evidence of our commitment to the use of hot-dip galvanizing to protect structures from corrosion in a variety of industries and communities. We look forward to working with architects, engineers, fabricators and contractors on projects for next year's competition."
The Lifetime Achievement award was presented to AZZ Galvanizing – Jackson for its work on Baseball Man, a twelve-foot-tall structure at the Gulfport Sportsplex complex in Mississippi. For several years, Baseball Man has stood at the entrance to the Sportsplex, where he inspired young athletes to be strong, work hard and never give up. Surviving hurricanes, fires and the harsh environment found along the gulf coast, Baseball Man continues to serve as the proud symbol of baseball in the region.
AZZ Galvanizing – Hamilton and AZZ Galvanizing – Joliet were the proud recipients of the "Building and Architecture" award for their combined efforts in providing hot-dip galvanized steel for the Rubb USA Aircraft Hangar in Rockford, Illinois. When airplane maintenance leader AAR Corp was looking to build two new maintenance hangers that would provide space for the largest commercial and military cargo planes, they selected hot-dip galvanized steel truss structures for their longevity, cost effectiveness, and superior corrosion protection. Capable of housing an Airbus A380 jumbo jet, the 1,100 tons of columns, beams, and peripheral steel form two dynamic 10-story tall arched structures and dramatically change the landscape at the Rockford International Airport located just outside Chicago, Illinois.
AGA's "Artistic" award was earned by AZZ Galvanizing – Hamilton and AZZ Galvanizing – Canton who teamed up to provide galvanizing services for the Minnesota Vikings Legacy Ship located just outside the new US Bank Stadium. The steel construction of the legacy ship required a coating that would be durable enough to survive the rigors of numerous harsh Minnesota winters. The hot-dip galvanized coating offers outstanding corrosion protection while maintaining an aesthetic that blends with the traditional Viking ship building materials.
This year's award winner of the "Recreation and Entertainment" category was AZZ Galvanizing – Crowley for their work on the McKinney Aquatics Center. Located approximately 32 miles Northeast of Dallas, this growing community was chosen by Money Magazine in 2014 as the best place to live in the country. At the heart of McKinney is the new 80,000 square foot facility, which hosts a gymnasium, sports court, elevated track, classrooms, child care and a 10,000-square foot indoor pool. Hot-dip galvanizing was specified for its long lasting, maintenance-free corrosion protection, as well as for it aesthetically pleasing zinc coating that will not fade over time.
The "Civic Contribution" acknowledges AZZ Galvanizing – Bristol for their contribution to Sharon Fields located in Allegheny County, Virginia. The community project was a collaboration between the Clifton Forge Little League, the Allegheny Foundation, and the Virginia Tech School of Architecture. Due to the profile and function of the structures, the Virginia Tech students viewed hot-dip galvanized steel as the perfect solution for baseball backstops due to its environmentally friendly characteristics and visual appeal.
About the American Galvanizers Association
Founded in 1935, the American Galvanizers Association ("AGA") is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of fabricators, architects, specifiers and engineers, providing technical support on innovative applications and state-of-the-art technological developments in hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion control. www.galvanizeit.org
Presented annually, the AGA Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing awards recognize projects that utilize after-fabrication hot-galvanized steel in an ideal, creative, monumental, or otherwise impressive fashion in 13 distinct categories: Artistic, Bridge & Highway, Building Architecture, Civic Contribution, Duplex Coatings, Electrical Utility & Communication, Food & Agriculture, Industrial, International, Original Equipment Manufacturing, Recreation & Entertainment, Transportation, and Water & Marine. Winning projects represent the finest achievement in the use of hot-dip galvanizing in project design and concept.
About AZZ Inc.
AZZ Inc. is a global provider of galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the markets of power generation, transmission, distribution and industrial in protecting metal and electrical systems used to build and enhance the world's infrastructure. AZZ's Galvanizing Segment is a leading provider of metal finishing solutions for corrosion protection, including hot dip galvanizing to the North American steel fabrication industry. AZZ's Energy Segment is dedicated to delivering safe and reliable transmission of power from generation sources to end customers, and automated weld overlay solutions for corrosion and erosion mitigation to critical infrastructure in the energy markets worldwide.
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