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JOB FAIR
Jennings, LA

The opening of Metalplate Galvanizing's newest facility in Jennings, Louisiana is scheduled for the 4th Quarter of 2015. The plant is expected to be operating by December. A Job Fair will be held in the Jennings area to accept applications for employment from prospective employees, details are below:

Dates: August 14 – 15
Location: Jennings Community Center
Times: Friday, August 14
3:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, August 15
8:00am to 12:00pm
Notes: Please bring a hard copy of your resume with you to the Job Fair.

Additional details will be posted here as they become available so please check back often. In the meantime, any questions you may have should be directed to Jennings@metalplate.com.


Did you know?

The galvanizing process accounts for 47% of the world's annual consumption of zinc.

Reference: LME

Galvanizing is the practice of immersing clean, oxide-free iron or steel into molten zinc in order to form a zinc coating that is metallurgically bonded to the iron or steel's surface. The zinc coating protects the surface against corrosion by providing protection to the iron or steel in two ways.

  • The zinc coating shields the base metal from the atmosphere
  • Because zinc metal is more electronegative than iron or steel, the zinc gives cathodic or sacrificial protection

Even if the surface becomes scratched and the base metal is exposed, the zinc is slowly consumed while the iron or steel remains protected from corrosion.

The hot dip galvanizing process is adaptable to coating nearly all types of fabricated and non-fabricated products such as wire, tanks, sheets, strip, pipes and tubes, fittings, hardware, wire cloth, hollow-ware, and structural assemblies.

All galvanizing consists of four fundamental steps:

  1. Surface preparation
  2. Prefluxing
  3. Galvanizing
  4. Finishing

The preparation steps consist of cleaning and pickling operations that free the surface of dirt, grease, rust and scale. The preflux step serves to dissolve any oxide that may have formed on the iron or steel surface after pickling and prevents further rust from forming. Clean, oxide-free work is galvanized by immersion into molten zinc. Finishing operations include quenching, removing excess zinc and inspection.

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