CHARLOTTE -- Galvan Industries, Inc., an industry leader in ground rod manufacturing, is offering immediate delivery on the first galvanized ground rods listed by Underwriter's Laboratories. Galvan has earned UL listing for itıs new Gold Series rods eight feet and longer with nominal diameters of 5/8², 3/4² and 1².
With the UL listing, Galvan Gold Series galvanized rods are in full compliance with NEC and NESC specifications. The rods also meet the ANSI-Approved/NEMA GR-1-2001 specification. Galvan, virtually alone among U.S. rod manufacturers, has pioneered recognition of nationally accepted specifications for galvanized ground rods.
The newly UL-listed Gold Series ground rods offer the same physical characteristics as UL-listed copper-clad rods. Features include A-1035 cold-drawn steel cores for increased tensile strength and hardness, plus total interchangeability with standard threadless couplings. Drive-end chamfer and true conical tips make driving and coupling operations safer and easier.
Galvan Industries has been manufacturing ground rods for more than 40 years. In fact, Galvan is the only US manufacturer that produces both galvanized and copper-clad ground rods completely in-house. The company manufactures 304 and 316 stainless ground rods as well.
Galvan electrical products are used in a wide variety of residential, commercial and industrial applications. These include construction, cable TV, lightning protection, power generation, telecommunications and OEM markets. The company stocks its products at strategic sites around the country to assure prompt deliveries.
For more information on the first UL-listed hot-dip galvanized ground rods, or to place an order, contact Galvan Industries at 1-800-277-5678, Fax (704) 455-5215; e-mail: email@example.com. Online at www.galvanelectrical.com
Response to Mike Holts Questions
Dear Mike, I will provide a brief response following each question to those issues you mentioned (in bold) resulting from the news release sent to you earlier. I do appreciate your asking for technical and not a commercial response, since Galvan offers both types of rods and has no preference (as long as good and sound engineering judgment is used).
Great information, but since galvanized ground rods are not required to be listed, what's the big deal?
In the past there was no specification for UL to test to. Galvan pioneered the specification with UL and received the first UL Listing for a galvanized rod in April of this year. UL has been a standard for copper clad rods and accessories for over 50 years.
What technical reasons are there for someone use a UL listed galvanized ground rod as opposed to a non-listed rod?
What is the cost difference between a galvanized rod versus a copper rod (please don't give me inflated numbers)?
You say your rods are in full compliance, but since galvanized ground rods are not required to be listed, what compliance are you referring to? Is this comment a little misleading?
What does "The newly UL-listed Gold Series ground rods offer the same physical characteristics as UL-listed copper-clad rods." mean?
How is this possible if one is copper and one is galvanized?
Help me learn something new so I can inform the industry. Please only respond by providing me with the technical issues, not marketing comments.
Mike, we have other information which will be sent to your attention under separate cover. Should you have any questions or comments we will be pleased to discuss them with you at your convenience.
Roger J. Montambo, VP, firstname.lastname@example.org
Electrical Products Division
Mike Holts Comment: If you have any questions on this product, please forward them to Roger Montambo.
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