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Galvanized horse and rider project

Premier Galvanizing have a long running relationship with Exceptional Things, who are based over in New Holland. In the past we have hot dip galvanized various prestigious sculptures such as a mining scene, and a detailed fish, all to a very high standard. So when Exceptional Things looked for a galvanizer for a new horse sculpture, there was only ever going to be one galvanizing company that they could trust and rely upon: Premier Galvanizing.

The challenge

When the customer first spoke to us about the project, they showed us a small hand held model of the horse, which included dimensions and materials. They also discussed their potential concerns regarding the aesthetic appearance and finish of the hot dip galvanized finish, as galvanizing is primarily known as an industrial process. Their concerns were eased after speaking with our Operations Manager and Production Manager. Discussions were had regarding discrete venting and drainage holes, hanging angles, suitable hanging points, potential zinc traps and minimising any risk of distortion.

On the day of the project, Exceptional Things asked if they could stay for the afternoon to observe the sculptures throughout the whole metal finishing process: from unloading, booking in, preparation, pre-treatment, galvanizing, post galvanization fettling and re-loading.

We were very happy to accommodate their request as we wanted to ensure they would be 100% comfortable with our service and procedures, whilst being on hand in case any issues arose.

The end result

Due to the forward planning, communication and teamwork between the customer, our management, supervisors and operatives the sculptures went through the galvanizing process without any incident, other than lots and lots of camera phones trying to capture the best shot!

Exceptional Things were delighted with the finish and could not believe the uniform coating we had managed to achieve and how clean the sculpture was throughout. The sculpture was delivered on time in June 2012 where it now resides in a small town up in the North East. When the sculpture was revealed for the first time, local villagers gathered for an official opening and it made front page news in the local press! Another great job done by TEAM Premier Galvanizing.

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