When it comes to coatings for engineered structures, our capabilities are second to none. Whether you’re looking to have structures coated in our innovation-focused facilities or directly at the installation site, Sabre is ready to provide a wealth of options for any scale, scope, material, and environmental challenge.
We are a full-service, general galvanizer, aimed at providing steel fabricators with exceptional corrosion protection focusing on the Oil, Gas, Highway, Infrastructure, Industrial, Recreation, and Technology industries. We galvanize a wide variety of steel products including utility and telecom structures, bridges and culverts, solar posts and platforms, as well as a broad range of structural steel and miscellaneous fabrication. Our state-of-the-art facilities are located on Sabre Industries’ Industrial complexes in Sioux City, IA, Alvarado, TX, and Conroe, TX.
With several of the largest galvanizers in North America, we provide the ample storage and staging space that is needed. Our completely enclosed kettles eliminate any danger of zinc splashing and captures the white smoke from our process and filters particle emissions so no fumes are released into the atmosphere. Our Galvanizing facilities offer best-in-class, environmentally-friendly galvanizing technology – featuring a 65’L x 9’W x 11’D kettle in Alvarado, 41’L x 5’W x 10’D kettle in Conroe, and 60’L X 9’W X 11’D kettle in Sioux City, IA. The deep kettles provide a greater heat sink and eliminates most of the need for “double dipping.” Sabre can galvanize most large steel fabrications with safety and ease. We have some of the world’s largest preheating ovens, capable of preheating steel to over 300 degrees Fahrenheit. As with all green facilities, our preheaters use waste heat to save energy and reduce C02 emissions. Preheating the steel prior to hot dip galvanizing provides us with the ability to minimize steel distortion while being energy efficient. In addition, our facilities operate with a negative pressure pretreatment containment room that allows us to capture the acid vapors through a water scrubber to eliminate harmful emissions. Sabre Galvanizing Services is dedicated to protecting our environment. In addition to the standard galvanized finish, we also offer dulled galvanizing to reduce glare and ensure your structure better blends into its surroundings.
Below Grade Protection
Investing in proper protection that anticipates potential challenges and withstands the test of time means eliminating worries down the road. Below ground protection is achieved by using an advanced polyurethane coating that provides the best barrier to corrosion.
Our two-component polyurethane coating is formulated to provide optimal build and aesthetic properties, and is able to be applied at up to 20 mils in one coat, under optimal environmental conditions.
- 100% solids, solvent and VOC free aromatic polyurethane.
- Use of an aliphatic (UV) top coat to prevent UV degradation is not required
- Single coat application
- Abrasion and impact resistance, reducing the need for field touch-ups
- Available in black, brown and gray
Painting, Blasting and Metalizing
Sabre offers a variety of finishing options to ensure aesthetic appeal, material protection, and structure rejuvenation. All finishing options can be provided in our finishing facilities or out in the field.
Our painting services offer both aesthetic appeal and corrosion protection, above and below ground. Available in a wide range of colors, above-ground finishes are designed to blend with any environment and engineered for outstanding longevity.
- Direct-to-metal (DTM) polyaspartic coating that can be applied in a single coat
- Can be applied directly to properly prepared steel and galvanized substrates
- Fast-drying properties allow for transport same day as painting
- Can be applied in temperatures as low as 35 degrees F
- Average 6-9D FT, compared to an industry average of 4-6 DFT
- Can be matched to any color
Though blasting is a traditional part of the coating preparation process, we offer blasted steel poles for uniform assisted weathering to expedite the natural patina process over weathering steel. Our blasting services utilize a wide range of blast media types depending on your needs.
Our innovation-focused, on-site dulling facility offers you the option of dulled galvanizing for your utility poles. Utilizing a chemical process that simulates approximately 6 months of aging, Sabre’s dulling facility takes a freshly galvanized structure and de-glares, allowing it to better blend in with its surroundings.
Solar Post Fabrication
Sabre is a one stop shop at both of our galvanizing facilities in Alvarado, TX and in Conroe, TX to provide you with fabricated and galvanized solar posts to build the infrastructure supporting the panels for your solar project. We are able provide steel, fabrication, galvanizing, storage, and freight or break out individual parts to fit your project needs. Sabre has invested in the tooling for most of the different tracker system patterns that are commonly used when bidding a solar project. With our wide range of pattern capabilities and our state of the art galvanizing facilities Sabre is amongst the leaders in providing solar posts on projects from coast to coast.