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Why Specify Galvanizing?

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Whether an artful sculpture glinting under the sun or a sturdy bridge arcing over the waves of a rushing river, galvanized structures can be seen standing strong and corrosion-free across the continent. For more than 100 years hot-dip galvanizing (HDG) has been a mainstay of the North American industry. 

Hot-dip galvanizing is used throughout various markets to provide steel with unmatched protection from the ravages of corrosion. Many applications of steel products in the harshest environments benefit from the use of hot-dip galvanizing.

The uses of hot-dip galvanized steel continue to evolve, and new markets are emerging all the time.  Similarly, the decision to galvanize has matured beyond the customary corrosion protection to an array of other reasons.  Though corrosion resistance is inherent any time HDG is utilized, more and more specifiers select hot-dip galvanized steel for other reasons including lowest initial cost, durability, longevity, availability, versatility, sustainability, and aesthetics.