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AZZ Announces Construction of New Hot-Dip Galvanizing Plant Near Reno, Nevada

AZZ incorporated, a global provider of galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services, today announced the construction of a new hot-dip galvanizing plant near Reno, Nevada.

The new 25 acre plant site is located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center east of Sparks, Nevada will be open for business by January of 2016. Upon completion of the new Reno facility, AZZ Galvanizing Services will operate a network of 43 hot-dip galvanizing plants in the United States and Canada.

The new Reno plant will be an environmentally friendly, state of the art, 50,000-square foot facility with a  30'-6"L x 7'-3"W x 10'D kettle. AZZ Galvanizing – Reno, LLC will employ 25 to 30 people, expanding as demand for high quality hot-dip galvanizing services grows. Initial hires 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.

Tim Pendley, chief operating officer of Galvanizing Services of AZZ incorporated, commented, "We chose Reno because of all of the positive economic development in the area. It provides the opportunity to develop this new and untapped market. We've been planning the expansion into the Reno area for several years, waiting for the opportune time to invest in the future of this growing community. Upon completion of the Reno facility we will have 43 galvanizing facilities in our network allowing us to provide superior customer service with customized turnaround times that are unmatched in the industry. We are very excited to be a part of Nevada's future."

Tom Ferguson, president and chief executive officer of AZZ incorporated, commented, "The addition of Reno to our geographic coverage map, positions us to effectively drive new corrosion protection business in a very important region. This is an underserved market that features manufacturing and agricultural customers that will benefit from the broad portfolio of metal protection services that AZZ provides. This is a great opportunity and we expect to develop that opportunity to the maximum extent possible."

Hot dip galvanizing is the environmentally conscientious process of protecting steel from decay by alloying zinc on the surface of the steel resulting in a maintenance-free corrosion protection system that lasts for generations. Galvanized steel is found throughout all aspects of our lives including housing, schools, bridges, guard rails, power transmission poles, highway signs, light poles, stadiums and numerous other applications.

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