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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 November. A Job Fair will be held in the Jennings area to accept applications for employment from prospective employees on August 14 & August 15. In the meantime and prior to the Job Fair, resumes may be emailed to jobs@metalplate.com for consideration. The location and times of the Job Fair will be posted here once they are finalized so please check back often.


Did you know?

Roughly 70% of the world's zinc originates from mining. The remaining 30% comes from recycling secondary zinc sources.

Reference: Zn Info Center

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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