BIRMINGHAM, AL – Induron Protective Coatings’ CEO David Hood recently celebrated 50 years with the company. Induron Protective Coatings is a third-generation family-owned manufacturing company with deep roots in Birmingham, Alabama, providing products and high-quality service to that area, as well as national and international markets.

William E. Hood and Louis A. Prosch Jr. founded the company in 1947 under the name The Industrial Paint Manufacturing Co. Inc. David Hood began his career with the company in June of 1969 as Assistant to Mr. Prosch. Over the years, David Hood served as Production Manager, Industrial Sales Manager, General Manager and President before acquiring ownership in 1984. He redirected the company to specialize in protective coatings in 1994, establishing Induron Protective Coatings.

“When I started in 1969, we were a general paint maker. We tried to satisfy virtually every market that used wet paint,” David Hood said. “Today, Induron is a highly competitive, technically sophisticated specialty coatings company that knows its markets, customers, products and customers’ needs. We will never stop improving in every area of our business and in offering our markets outstanding value in every sense of the word.”

Induron now employs 40 people across the country and continues to renew its facilities and processes and expand its sales force and product line to take advantage of new market opportunities. For more information, visit