AZZ incorporated (NYSE:AZZ), a global provider of galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services, has constructed the first of its kind in the State of Nevada, hot-dip galvanizing plant. The new 25 acre plant site is located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center east of Sparks, Nevada.
The Reno plant is an environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art, 50,000-SF facility. AZZ Galvanizing – Reno, LLC will employ up to 30 people initially, expanding as demand for high quality hot-dip galvanizing services grows. Employees will include production, maintenance and administrative personnel. Local employment is anticipated to grow to 60 plus people over the course of two to three years.
Unique features/challenges include erecting the structure over 12,000 SF of tank and furnace pits. The highly corrosive nature of the process required all doors, frames, siding and secondary framing members to be fiberglass reinforced panels. In addition, all overhead and hanger doors are galvanized as well as all primary framing members are galvanized and coated with epoxy.