Multiple Problems; One Solution
We Measure Our Success By Our Customers’ Success
At Hubbard-Hall we measure our success by our customers’ success. Recommending a product is something we do every day; understanding the desired outcome and improving the process is how we differentiate ourselves. One of our longtime customers, Tru-Line Manufacturing in Decatur, Alabama provides metallic fabricated tube assemblies and powder coating services for a demanding customer base. They received a challenging request from one of their customers, to provide an extended salt spray protection required by ASTM B-117 on bare steel tubing used in harsh outdoor construction environments. In addition they needed paint adhesion to meet ASTM D-1654 for 240 – 500 hours of protection.
In order to meet the required 72 hours of protection on the bare steel tubing, our technical department suggested our Hubfos 150, a slightly acidic cleaner and pre-paint coating. This along with our Metal Guard® 510, a new thin film rust preventative was able to achieve the desired results in their existing equipment and Tru-Line has introduced the combination of Hubfos 150 and Metalguard 510 into several Niagara tube washers a six stage spray line and a five stage immersion iron phosphate line.
For the paint adhesion issue we turned to Hubfos 150, however in this case we recommended our Emerald Seal 308 with its specifically formulated non-chromated, zirconium sealer. The synergy of these two products provided a significant improvement of 750 – 800 ours of paint adhesion without any capital expenditure.
Tru-Line’s Quality Manager, Rhonda Fiske, was very pleased and feels that the quick response and straight forward recommendations provided by Hubbard-Hall will allow them to expand and generate additional fabricating business.