We receive many frequently asked questions here at Big Bend Galvanizing and want to do our best to answer these questions for you. If you have a question that is not answered below, please feel free to contact us for more information.
Q. How large are your kettles?
A. Our large kettle size is 33 ft x 5.4 ft x 8 ft deep and our smaller kettles are 25 ft x 5 ft x 8 ft deep.
Q. Do you use chemicals in your process?
A. We use some acids and bases to clean the material prior to galvanizing it. We pride ourselves on our environmental record and recycle all of our chemicals and rinse waters to the fullest extent possible.
Q. Does Big Bend Galvanizing certify their work?
A. We at Big Bend are happy to certify to any known industry specification. The most common of which include ASTM A123, A253 (F2329). Additionally, we are on several states' approved supplier list. For those we are not currently included on, we have no problem going through the exercise of doing so to ensure that we can provide a total galvanizing solution to each of our customers.
Q. What design concerns need to be considered when fabricating for hot-dip galvanizing?
A. The primary issues revolve around the size of the members and proper draining. Please give us a call at (731) 562-1260 to discuss your unique project so we can ensure we are all on the same page.
Q. Is that smoke coming out of your building?
A. No. That is actually steam that is being released into the air, not smoke.
Q. What are your specialties?
A. We are the premier producer of hot-dip galvanizing and also offer several other galvanizing services such as spin galvanizing.
Q. Do you have trailer parking?
A. Yes, we have a shipping and receiving yard where trailers are able to be parked. Contact or call us for more information.
Q. What is your mailing address?
A. Our corporate office mailing address is:
PO Box 98
Glasgow, MO 65254
Q. Is it safe to work at Big Bend Galvanizing?
A. Despite the use of certain chemicals and molten zinc, once properly trained, working here is very safe. We use safety committees, safety incentive programs and outside consultants like Marsh & McLennan. We work collaboratively with various state and federal volunteer programs to ensure that we are on top of best safety practices.
Q. Are there opportunities for advancement within your organization?
A. We are a growing company that prides ourselves on offering leadership opportunities for those who show potential and initiative. We have plant managers who began on our production line, and we're sure we will again.