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MATCOR Successfully Completes Tank CP Project In Mexico

JA Electronics explosion-proof rectifiers for tank CP project in Mexico.

MATCOR recently completed a significant tank CP project in the Mexican port city of Altamira along the Gulf of Mexico. The project consisted of design, detailed engineering, supplying materials, providing installation supervision, and commissioning and testing the systems upon completion of the installation for nine above-ground storage tanks.

Tank CP Project Utilizes Linear Anodes

The cathodic protection system utilized MATCOR’s SPL Linear Anode Concentric Ring tank system that consists of individual, factory assembled, and tested anode segments. This approach facilitates a simple installation that does not require cutting, splicing, or joining anode assemblies in the field. The anode rings utilize a redundant anode cable feed system that assures reliability. This cost-effective solution protects the bottom of tanks on projects across the United States and around the globe.

Explosion Proof Rectifiers

MATCOR also supplied customized explosion-proof oil-cooled rectifiers (pictured above) for each of these tanks from our sister company, JA Electronics. These rectifiers are used in Class 1 Div 2 hazardous areas. Additionally, cast aluminum Class 1 Div 2 junction boxes were also manufactured and supplied by JA Electronics.


Click below to get a quote for your tank CP project, or learn more about MATCOR’s cathodic protection solutions.

Training the Next Generation of Corrosion Technicians

MATCOR hiring corrosion technicians; entry level cathodic protection jobs.

Entry Level Cathodic Protection Technician Opportunities

The Cathodic Protection industry is a great niche that offers entry-level opportunities with tremendous long-term advancement potential. Unfortunately, we do not have enough Cathodic Protection technicians for the short, medium, and long term.

It’s not a sexy industry, but it has great-paying jobs located in the US. Once you are trained and have a few good years of experience, entry level cathodic protection jobs enable you to pick where you want to live, enjoy tremendous job security, and gain new opportunities.

A growing regulatory environment, aging pipelines that require more frequent monitoring and servicing, aging of the existing CP technician workforce, and decades of failing to attract new people in sufficient numbers has led to a significant shortage of CP technicians.

The Great Resignation

You have probably heard about the Great Resignation, an ongoing economic trend in which employees are resigning from their jobs. According to a recent Times article, Ryan Roslansky, the current CEO of LinkedIn, defined this differently as the Great Reshuffle. We have seen a 54% increase in the number of people changing their job descriptions. For Gen Z, that increase is 80%.

The bottom line is that workers, especially younger generations, are quick to change jobs as they attempt to find their interests in the world. These changes are occurring in the high-paying technical and industrial jobs as well.

Looking for a Great Opportunity?

So, if you are looking for your next job and hoping to find something that can lead to a meaningful career, look no further. MATCOR is always looking for eager young men and women who have an aptitude for hands-on mechanical work and sound math and science skills to fill entry level cathodic protection jobs.

Travel and Training!

Early in your career, you can expect regular travel as you gain more experience – about 75% of the time. We will also provide the requisite training. Many of our technicians advanced within MATCOR or took an opportunity elsewhere to work for pipeline companies as area technicians where the travel requirements are significantly less.


If you are interested in a challenging, rewarding career in an industry where the opportunities are endless, please contact MATCOR. We are hiring! Learn more about MATCOR careers or click below to apply for open positions.

MATCOR Receives Colonial Pipeline Circle of Excellence Recognition

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MATCOR was recognized recently by Colonial Pipeline as a recipient of their prestigious “Circle of Excellence” designation. Colonial’s contractor recognition program seeks to recognize contractors doing their part to support Colonial’s safety culture in their own organization. To be honored in the “Circle of Excellence” contractors must achieve:

  • Zero OSHA Recordables (Colonial)
  • Zero Fatalities
  • Zero OSHA citations
  • Zero Line/Equipment Strikes (Colonial)
  • Zero Product/Non-Product Spills (Colonial)
  • Contractor Performance Evaluation score of 90 percent or higher (Colonial)
  • TRIR less than or equal to Industry Average
  • RAVS Written Program Score of 100 percent (Colonial)
  • ISN Dashboard Grade of “A” (Colonial)

We are pleased to receive this recognition. MATCOR has a world-class observation-based safety program focused on an “I own Safety” approach.


Learn more about MATCOR’s safety program at the link below.

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Henry Ford, credited for inventing the modern manufacturing economy, famously said “nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs,” while Dale Carnegie is quoted as having said, “If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.”

Both adages are directly applicable to MATCOR’s construction operations. Installing cathodic protection systems is an incredibly complex operation involving lots of moving parts, but ultimately it comes down to a series of small jobs that when collectively done well results in a safe and effective project.


Energy Transfer

Recently, MATCOR received an email from one of our clients, Mr. Charles Cook of Energy Transfer, praising us for a great job, executed professionally. But what really impressed him about our performance was one of the small jobs. Here’s what he said:

I want to commend your crew for a job well done. Justin’s crew were very customer focused, quality focused and professional. They performed a thorough safety meeting each morning and told us company guys the rules about staying away from the drill truck while drilling. THIS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY CREW THAT I DID NOT HAVE TO SAY A SINGLE WORD ABOUT LEAVING TRASH ON THE GROUND!!

Actually, Jeremiah the fact of the matter is this, I saw Ryan walking from the county road to the drill site (very tight location, we had to walk back and forth a few times) and he was picking up old trash that was laying on the side of the private road to the drill site. Ryan took it on his own to do this while he was walking back to the work site, he told me this was too pretty of a place to have this trash laying on the roadside and I’m picking it up! I commended him and thanked him sincerely and told him he was a first for me in 39 years of service and I appreciate him!! 

Charles Cook, Energy Transfer

Maintaining a clean job site is one of those small jobs that are critically important to the bigger job. A clean worksite doesn’t happen by accident – it is the result of a crew that is engaged and focused on the tasks at hand. And a crew that is engaged and focused on the task at hand is critical to job site safety, performance, and customer satisfaction as indicated by Mr. Cook’s comments.

We appreciate Mr. Cook’s earnest compliment and allowing us to share these comments.


For information on hiring MATCOR for your next important cathodic protection or AC mitigation job, please contact us at the link below, or reach out to your local MATCOR account manager.

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MATCOR’s New Offices Rock Customer Satisfaction

In 2019, MATCOR opened new offices in Casper WY, and Midland, TX to better support those regions.

Two years and one pandemic later, we have seen great success from both regions as we’ve increased our service capacity, deployed construction crews and technicians and staffed each office with experienced cathodic protection professionals.

We recently highlighted a success story from our Casper Wyoming office detailing a successful AC Mitigation installation project.

This month we wanted to highlight a similar customer success story from our Horizontal Directional Drilling crew for two recent tank anode systems installed for a Texas based Midstream company with operations in the Permian.

Upon completion of the project, we received a compliment from the client’s Corrosion Supervisor, who reached out to MATCOR’s Permian based project manager, Mario Mahabir saying:

“Gentlemen, just wanted to extend our gratitude for the performance and professionalism we experienced from your team on the recent project at our facility.”

Well MATCOR appreciates the opportunity to work on this project!

For the this project, MATCOR designed, installed and commissioned dedicated under tank cathodic protection systems on two above ground storage tanks.

Installation was performed using our horizontal directional drilling rig and MATCOR’s proprietary mixed metal oxide anodes to install anodes and reference electrode pull tubes under two existing tanks.

Give the MATCOR Permian and Rockies teams a look—we think you will like what you see.


Have questions or need a quote for AC interference mitigation materials or services? Contact us at the link below. For immediate assistance, please call +1-215-348-2974.

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Navigating Cathodic Protection Supply Chain Issues

June 2022 Update

MATCOR has historically stocked and specified dual insulated HMWPE/Kynar™ for all of our chemically aggressive cable applications. Many other suppliers in our industry utilize HMWPE/Halar™ for their chemically aggressive cable applications. The two are generally seen as being equivalent materials for cathodic protection purposes.

Due to recent supply chain disruption, MATCOR has had to provide HMWPE/Halar™ in place of HMWPE/Kynar™. This is due to the availability of materials.

Unless explicitly instructed otherwise, MATCOR reserves the right to substitute these two cable installations interchangeably based on material availability.

Should you have any questions, please contact your MATCOR sales representative.

May 2021 Cathodic Protection Supply Chain Update

Historically, MATCOR has enjoyed an exceptional on-time delivery record. Over the past decade our lead times for anodes have gone down. 1-2 weeks for rush orders is quite achievable. 3-4 week deliveries are the norm for MATCOR manufactured cathodic protection products. Through 2020, we were able to navigate cathodic protection supply chain issues and avoid delays due to material availability.

However, if you are reading the news, you cannot help but see stories the stories:

The general state of the global economy is one of delay and disruption accompanied by price increases and surcharges.

In our cathodic protection manufacturing business, we have not been immune to these pressures. Supply is tighter and orders delayed for key items we use on a regular basis. This includes lumber for anode reels to Iridium for our mixed metal oxide anode coatings. Cathodic protection cable availability, especially for Kynar dual insulated cable, has gone from 4-6 weeks to 15+ weeks.

Shipping Issues

The cost and reliability of shipping channels is another challenge facing manufacturers. Both ocean freight and motor freight are struggling with shortages of containers, truck drivers, port congestion and rising fuel costs. Getting materials to our manufacturing facility and shipping them out is more difficult and less reliable than ever before.

At MATCOR, we have a great logistics team and a very flexible manufacturing team. Our on-time delivery record has suffered, but we are doing everything we can to minimize the impact on customers. We communicate early and often with those affected to advise them of any supply delays.

We encourage our customers to give themselves additional lead time by purchasing materials a little earlier than normal. This will assure that they have them on site well in advance of their planned installation. Engage early with MATCOR and your other suppliers to coordinate delivery timeframes. This is a good idea for both planned projects and critical timeline projects as we navigate these challenging times.

More about How Today’s Supply Chain Issues Affect Our Industry.


Don’t allow cathodic protection supply chain issues to affect your project. Plan ahead by contacting us at the link below. For immediate assistance, please call +1-215-348-2974.

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MATCOR Safety Week—Planning for Success

In January, MATCOR held a one-week Safety training program for our Louisiana, Houston, Midland, Guthrie and Casper construction and field technical personnel. A total of 58 field personnel, excluding management and safety trainers, were taken out of the field, and brought to our Guthrie, Oklahoma facility for this training.

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Taking a week off from performing paid work to focus on Safety is an important part of our commitment to Safety.

The training was broken into smaller teams and held in various meeting locations in two different buildings to allow us to provide proper social distancing to protect our employees during this period of COVID-19. The precautionary measures allowed us to safely train a large group of people without a single incident of COVID-19 transmission.

Topics covered included an 8-hour Basic Plus and Basic Plus Refresher course administered by the Oklahoma Safety Council, Excavation Competent Person training, Fork Lift and Backhoe Equipment Training, Operator Qualification certification, H2S ½ day training, CPR and First Aid, and training on BrandSafway Internal Safety Programs including Short Service Employee, Incident Reporting, Driving Safety Refresher, Confined Space, Fall Protection, Walking Surfaces, Job Safety Planning, Drug and Alcohol Policy, DOT Motor Vehicle Record requirements and a host of other topics. Trainers included outside third party trainers and in-house trainers from BrandSafway and MATCOR.

MATCOR continues to invest in our people, so that they are well prepared to perform their work in a safe and professional manner. 


Have questions or need a quote for cathodic protection or AC mitigation materials or services? Contact us at the link below. For immediate assistance, please call +1-215-348-2974.

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Welcome New MATCOR Team Members!

Over the past couple of years, MATCOR has invested significantly in new equipment including vertical and horizontal drill rigs, water trucks, Mud Puppy™ drilling mud management systems, hydrovac excavation equipment and other support equipment. But MATCOR is also investing heavily in adding talented people to continue to propel our growth initiatives.

This month we welcome three outstanding corrosion industry veterans to our team.

MATCOR is Hiring »

Angie Pedraza

Angie has joined MATCOR as our newest Gulf Coast Account Manager
working out of our Houston office. She is a 30-year CP industry sales
professional with extensive CP product knowledge. She is passionate in supporting and advocating for her clients, understanding their current
challenges, and helping to fuel successful outcomes.

Mario Mahabir

Mario has joined MATCOR as a Project Manager to support our fast-growing Permian office in Midland,
Texas. He is a certified PMP project manager professional with 9 years of industry experience working
for several cathodic protection companies. He has an electrical engineering degree and brings a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and competence to MATCOR.

Cody Lewis

Cody is another experienced corrosion professional who has joined MATCOR and will be working as a Project Manager out of our Casper, Wyoming office. Cody is a U.S. Army veteran, who spent some time in the drilling and exploration side of the oil and gas industry before transitioning into operations. He has worked for several operators, including most recently at Silver Creek Midstream, where he was a corrosion program manager. As a previous MATCOR customer, he brings a valuable owner/operator
perspective to MATCOR and the project management role.


Have questions or need a quote for cathodic protection or AC mitigation materials or services? Contact us at the link below. For immediate assistance, please call +1-215-348-2974.

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MATCOR MMO ANODE SURCHARGE

In response to the surging hyperinflation of global iridium prices, MATCOR is instituting, effective February 1st, a temporary surcharge on the price of all our MMO anode products.

The surcharge is necessary to offset the significant increases in MMO coated materials, specifically iridium.

The surcharge varies depending on the product and its MMO cost component and will be shown as a separate line item in our material proposals.

Learn more about the iridium pricing surge at the link below.

Global Iridium Pricing Crisis »

Price Quotes for MMO Anodes

Additionally, MATCOR is reducing our quote validity dates to two weeks and stipulating that the price validity is based on the price of Iridium remaining below 4500/oz. Should the price of Iridium exceed 4500/oz, MATCOR will review and confirm validity of the pricing at time of order placement.

We regret that these measures must be taken, but these are extraordinary times. MATCOR is committed to working with you to minimize the cost impact of the global iridium price surge.

This includes reviewing your project needs and evaluating alternate anode solutions.

Please contact us with any questions or to review existing quotes or alternatives for your upcoming cathodic protection projects.

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