Scottish Galvanizers is celebrating success after partnering with one of its long-standing clients to help create innovative storage barns in readiness for the winter weather.
In the 20th year of providing its specialist hot-dip galvanizing treatment to Wigtownshire-based Russell A. Henry & Son Welding and Fabrication, Scottish Galvanizers’ most recent project has seen it galvanize elements of structural steel fabricated by the firm to create unique salt storage barns on behalf of main contractor and fellow Wigtownshire-based Fortnum and Woolley.
Russell Henry, Senior Partner explained: “As salt is an extremely corrosive material and is a major cause of rust on steel, it was really important for us to galvanize the steel beams used to create the barns. The galvanizing treatment also provides protective qualities which helps the steel withstand weathering and corrosion, and ultimately extends the life expectancy of the structure.
"In just two weeks, we processed the steel for three barns, which were then delivered and installed at Glenrothes where they’ll use the salt to spread across nearby roads to prevent them getting icy. Having worked with Scottish Galvanizers on a diverse range of projects over the years, we know that the galvanizing they provide more than exceeds our expectations, and ensures that our clients are 100 per cent satisfied," Russell concluded.
Paul Tait, Customer Service Manager at Scottish Galvanizers, commented: “The buildings were incredibly unique because of the many different materials which were included in the construction process, from specialist steel, to concrete retaining walls, and high specification fabric membrane roofs. The longevity of the structure is really important as well as its reduced need for maintenance. We’re honoured to have partnered with Russell A. Henry & Son Welding and Fabrication for the past two decades, and look forward to working with the team for many more years to come.”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd