Genesco, IL United States | 2011
Windmills were important sources of power on the Great Plains, pumping water from the area's underground supply. Railroads and many small towns depended on them for their water needs. Plains farmers and ranchers also relied on windmills to pump water for family and livestock.
Most windmill manufacturers were located in the prairie states to the east of Kansas. However, between 1880 and the mid-1950s, as many as 50 companies are thought to have made windmills in Kansas, thus making the restoration of old windmills a top priority in the preservation of rich Kansas history. Harsh enviromental conditions over the years have degraded the majority of the windmills due to the lack of protective coating on the raw steel. With the interest in restoring these historical landmarks, galvanizing was chosen to ensure sustainability for generations to come.
Moundridge, KS United States
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Initial Cost
The complete Windmill.
Moundridge Historical Society
Valmont Coatings Salina Galvanizing
Valmont Coatings - Salina Galvanizing
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