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New England Wood Pellet Plant

The New England Wood Pellet manufacturing facility stands as the largest of its kind in the northeastern U.S., producing 100,000 tons of renewable energy annually to heat 33,000 homes in Central New York. With a mission to address wood pellet shortages in the region and reduce heating costs, the plant plays a vital role, especially in the harsh northeastern winters.

Hubbell Galvanizing, recommended by another satisfied client, was the chosen partner for corrosion protection. Hot-dip galvanizing proved to be the optimal solution to safeguard both the inner and outer surfaces of the plant, ensuring resilience against physical abuse and corrosive wood sap environments. A total of 110,000 tons of steel, including silos, the conveyor system, handrails, ladders, and structural supports, underwent hot-dip galvanizing. The choice of hot-dip galvanizing demonstrated cost-effectiveness with a superior life expectancy compared to a three-paint system for corrosion protection.

Highlighted by durability, quality, and a swift turnaround time, the hot-dip galvanizing process surpassed expectations, providing excellent results. The plant, now a showcase facility of its type, symbolizes potential growth in manufacturing sustainable energy. The experience with hot-dip galvanizing ensures the plant’s enduring corrosion protection, leading to reduced maintenance costs that can withstand the elements and the challenges it may encounter. Hubbell Galvanizing’s expertise underscores its role in contributing to the success and longevity of this impactful project.