Creteheads, Owen Blevins, Concreteanswers.tv bringing you the internet’s most passionate show about concrete plants and equipment. Today, Gary Tuma, the senior sales manager at CON-E-CO in Blair, Nebraska, that’s right, the man, the myth, the legend, is going to talk to us today about CON-E-CO’s conveyors. Now what makes CON-E-CO’s conveyors so special you might ask? Well I’m going to tell you, they’re all galvanized, hot dipped, that’s right hot dipped galvanized. You know the minute you paint a conveyor in a factory and the minute you move it, it scratches, it rusts and then it just starts to deteriorate. Let me tell you something, nothing like a hot dipped galvanized conveyor and that comes to you at no additional cost from CON-E-CO. That’s not an option, that’s not an upgrade, it’s just standard. That’s their level of performance at CON-E-CO. They do the best or they don’t do it. So check out Gary talking to us a little bit about hot dipped galvanized conveyors. The first thing that you see that rusts on a new batch plant is the conveyors. It’s not because they were built wrong or finished wrong, simple reason is you have angles welded all the way up and you cannot get paint in between these angles. So therefore they will start to rust, the very first thing to start to rust. With the hot dipped galvanizing, the hot dipped galvanize will actually go in between these cracks and galvanize the entire piece. So therefore we won’t see any rusting on our conveyors. Also we hot dip galvanize all of our hand rails, safety cages, toe boards, so on and so forth and the reason for that is they usually get scratched with shipping, loading and unloading. Hot dip galvanizing will actually have a tendency to heal over itself, unlike paint when you scratch the paint the paint will rust where the paint is gone. We’re lucky enough in Nebraska we have manufacturers in pivot irrigation, because of that all pivot irrigation is galvanized we have very large tanks. We have some of the largest galvanizing tanks in the entire United States, all within a very close distance to CON-E-CO. This is a typical ungalvanized conveyor section ready to go up to galvanizing. Again it’s a whole section, it’s a 30 foot long unit ready to be galvanized and this section that you see here is already starting to rust. So the very first process that we’ll do before we hot dip galvanize is actually do an acid dip through an acid tank and remove all the rusting and cleans everything up. Here is the finished product. This is a hot dipped galvanized conveyor truss section. Alright Creteheads, so check this out, did you know if you scratched a piece of galvanized steel it would heal over itself to protect the steel below it from rusting. How cool is that? Tell me if paint does that for you. Listen guys, this is just one of the many, many things that CON-E-CO does to make their plants the best in the industry. So listen if you have any more questions go to CON-E-CO.com, that’s with two hyphens, you can check us out of course at maconcrete.com and you know we love you at Concreteanswers.tv. See ya!