What is hot-dip galvanizing?

Hot-dip galvanizing is the metallurgical bonding (alloying) of zinc onto fabricated iron or steel by the immersion of the iron or steel into molten zinc. The galvanized coating provides both barrier and cathodic protection against corrosion, with an expected service life typically in excess of fifty years.

What is your kettle size?

Single-dip dimensions of 32’ (length) x 6’ (width) x 7’ (depth)


What are shipping/receiving hours?

Our shipping and receiving department, with two dedicated forklift operators, operates between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Off-hours receiving is available by appointment.


What are turn-around/delivery times?

Turn-around times on customers’ materials are 5-7 business days (Monday Friday), with advance notice of delivery. Expedited service is available by appointment. Please call to call to confirm or pre-schedule deliveries when turn-around time is critical.

How do I apply for credit with Southern Galvanizing?

Print out and complete the credit application form

Is there a standard to which you galvanize?

We galvanize to ASTM A123, “Standard Specification for Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coatings on Iron and Steel Products.” This specification covers coating thickness, finish appearance, and all other factors relevant to acceptable galvanizing practices.

How do I paint/powder coat over hot dip galvanizing?

The key to painting or powder-coating over hot-dip galvanizing is proper surface preparation. A comprehensive guide to painting over galvanizing is published by the American Galvanizers Association and can be downloaded from their website, www.galvanizeit.org.

Where can I find more information on galvanizing?

The American Galvanizers Association has vast Knowledge Base where many questions can be answered.