Frequently Asked Questions

What is continuous hot-dip galvanizing?
A. Hot-dip galvanizing* is a form of galvanization. It is the process of coating iron or steel with a thin zinc layer, by passing the steel through a molten bath of zinc at a temperature of around 460 C (860 F). Zinc "rusts" to form zinc oxide, a fairly strong material that stops further rust, protecting the steel below from the elements. Galvanized steel is widely used in applications where rust resistance is needed, and can be identified by the crystallization patterning on the surface (often called a "spangle").

* From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What are National Galvanizing's capabilities?
A. Our galvanizing capabilities can be viewed here.
What are your shipping and receiving hours?
A. National Galvanizing ships and receives 24 hours a day from Monday 12:00 AM to closing on Friday @ 10:00 PM. No appointment is necessary as shipping and receiving operate on a 'first come, first served' basis. NGI's overhead cranes are capable of lifting coils up to 57,000 pounds and up to 72" wide.
Do you have dock loading available?
A. Yes, there are two docks available for van loading. We do require that all trailers are equipped with tie down capabilities.
Do you offer rail service?
A. NGI's 245,000 square foot facility has rail service provided by Norfolk Southern. We are conveniently located one quarter of a mile off of I -75 between Detroit and Toledo.
Who do I contact for rail information?
A. You can contact our Customer Service Department or Leon Bartley, Materials Manager.
What are your hours of operation for the plant? Office?
A. Plant operations are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as business dictates. Office hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Eastern Time) Monday - Friday.
Who should I contact with pricing questions?
A. The Customer Service Manager is Kay Castellese. She will be glad to answer all of your questions.
Who do I ask technical questions about galvanizing/slitting/pickling?
A. Anyone on the staff will be more than willing to help, but you can direct your inquiries to Michael Miller, Operations Manager or Leon Bartley, Quality Manager to start.
Ph: (734) 243-1882
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1500 Telb Rd., Monroe, MI 48162