Galvan Industries, Inc. has won the American Galvanizing Association (AGA) 2022 “Excellence in Hot Dip Galvanizing” Award in the Food & Agriculture category for its work on a 40-acre expansion at Metrolina Greenhouses. Now covering more than 200 acres, Metrolina’s Huntersville, North Carolina, facility is the largest single-story structure in the United States.
The award was announced at the American Galvanizers Association’s (AGA) 2022 Annual Conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The AGA has presented the Excellence Awards each year since 1995. This year’s award is Galvan’s 12th in total and third for Metrolina.
Galvan Industries has rust-proofed the steel used at Metrolina Greenhouses since 1972, when Metrolina was founded. The companies worked together on this latest expansion for three years, beginning in 2018. Materials were staged at the galvanizing facility and delivered to the project by Galvan as needed.
Metrolina has always used hot-dip galvanized steel in their greenhouse structures because of its long rust-free service life in warm, wet conditions and because galvanizing is more environmentally friendly than painting for corrosion prevention.