Galvan Introduces Industry's First UL-Listed Galvanized Ground Rods

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 it's new Gold Series rods eight feet and longer with nominal diameters of 5/8", 3/4" and 1".

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: Online at

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