Corporate Profile

Electrical Products

Galvan Industries has been a major supplier to the electrical/electronic industries for nearly 50 years. Galvan entered the electrical market as a manufacturer of hot dip galvanized ground rods. Over the years, the company's ground rod product line has expanded to include copper-coated, stainless steel and solid copper ground rods.

Galvan is the only company in the United States that manufactures all four types of rods – hot dip galvanized, copper-coated, solid copper and solid stainless – listed by UL or CSA. The Galvan ground rod line includes regular, threaded sectional and pigtail rods.

The company also provides the accessories to facilitate a comprehensive installation for threaded and non-threaded ground rod systems (drive studs, clamps, threaded and threadless couplings).

In 1999, Galvan expanded its offering to include an array of copper and aluminum, mechanical and compression connectors, clamps, tools and accessories. The company is now a major supplier of these items and others for the cable television, construction, electric power, lightning protection and telecommunications markets.

You can depend on Galvan for a full line of high-quality electrical grounding and connecting products.

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A Brief History of Galvan Industries

Originally founded in 1958, the facility was acquired by Charles and Clarence Willard as a subsidiary of Willard Industries in 1960. Willard Industries was a lead smelter and specialty fabricator located in Charlotte and the acquisition made good business sense due to the demand for zinc coatings and lead fabrications. The original plant was equipped with a 10' x 3' x 4' kettle and was suitable only for relatively small parts.

In the early 60's the kettle capacity was expanded to 27' in length to facilitate larger fabrications and structural steel. As demand for galvanized products increased the kettle was again lengthened in the early 70's to 32'.

In 1988 the pickle capacity was increased by 70%. Two tanks were increased to three and size increased from 40'x 6'x 7' to 45'x 6'x 7'. In 1991 the galvanizing kettle size was increased from 32' to 42' x 4'6" x 8'6" giving us the largest galvanizing kettle in the Southeast. In 1996 we took down the old concrete galvanizing building and replaced it with steel. During these recent changes the height over the kettle increased from 15' to 40' and the square footage under roof increased by 30%. The number of hoists increased from 4 to 6 and hoist capacity and crane capacity over the galvanizing kettle increased from 6 to 15 tons. The bridge crane rails system was also extended to run the full length of the building.

These recent changes have allowed Galvan Industries to remain the largest capacity job shop galvanizer in the Southeast. Our objective is to provide steel fabricators and manufacturers with high quality, fast delivery and personal service for their galvanizing requirements.

 

Galvan Employees

 

Galva Employees

Standing: Laurens Willard, Jeff Walker, Roger Montambo, Brad Wittensoldner,
Jim Lund, David Prior, Harshad Londhe, Dean Burgos.

Seated: Rachel Duecaster, Kim Russell, Michele Warren, Ann O Donnell.