Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel to be Featured on Innovations TV

A look at the hot-dip galvanizing process at AISC member AZZ Galvanizing’s Goodyear, Ariz., plant from the article "Galvanizing Illustrated" in our August 2014 issue. 

Galvanizing will be one of the stars of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. next month. The episode, scheduled to broadcast on Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT on Discovery Channel, will feature a seven-minute segment that provides a behind-the-scenes look at the hot-dip galvanized steel industry. Although the galvanizing process has been a mainstay of North American industry for over a century, many people are unaware of what hot-dip galvanizing is and how it protects steel from corrosion for generations.

“Galvanizing has been around for over 250 years and has played a very important role in North America since the 1890s,” said Eric Buckley, senior producer for the Innovations TV Series. “However, many people still don’t know much about the process or what goes into making galvanized steel, and this segment educates and informs on the ins and outs of galvanized steel."

Following the original broadcast on October 13, the segment will air on Fox Business and be available on the Innovations website ( as well as through various online channels of the AGA (