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Navigating Cathodic Protection Supply Chain Issues

Historically, MATCOR has enjoyed an exceptional on-time delivery record, and over the past decade our lead times for anodes have gone down to the point that 1-2 weeks for rush orders is quite achievable, and 3-4 week deliveries are the norm for MATCOR manufactured cathodic protection products. Even through the pandemic challenged year of 2020, we were generally able to navigate the cathodic protection supply chain and avoid delays resulting from material availability.

However, if you are reading the news, you cannot help but see stories such as a Bloomberg’s recent article “Supply Lines: Shipping Delays and Supply Shortages to Constrain Firms all Year” and CNN’s “Supply chain interrupted: Here’s everything you can’t get now”, it seems as if 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. We have seen tightening supplies and order delays for key items that we use on a regular basis—from lumber for anode reels to Iridium for the coatings used in our mixed metal oxide anodes. Cathodic protection cable availability, especially for Kynar dual insulated cable, has gone from 4-6 weeks to 15+ weeks.

Another challenge facing manufacturers, in addition to the availability and pricing for materials, is the cost and reliability of shipping channels. 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. While our on-time delivery record has taken a step backward, we are doing everything we can to minimize the impact on our customers, and where required, we are communicating early and often with those affected to let them know of any supply delays that we may be facing.

We encourage our customers to give themselves additional lead time by purchasing materials a little earlier than normal to 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 for both planned projects and for critical timeline projects as we navigate these challenging times.


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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CORROSION 2021 – Get Your Free Hot Sauce!

For the past several NACE Conferences, MATCOR has spiced up the lives of AMPP (formerly NACE) Conference attendees by handing out our highly coveted Hot Sauce with our mascot Rusty on the bottle.

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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.

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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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And the winner is – RUSTY!

The Jolly Green Giant, the Pillsbury Doughboy, the Geico Gecko, Ronald McDonald, the Energizer Bunny… please all step aside and make room for the world’s newest, and soon to be famous, icon, RUSTY the MATCOR Chili Pepper spokesperson.

“My mission is to protect the world’s infrastructure from the evil scourge of corrosion.”

—RUSTY

RUSTY is not trying to sell vegetables, biscuits in a can, hamburgers or batteries. No, RUSTY’s mission is to protect the world’s infrastructure from the evil scourge of corrosion. We look forward to RUSTY’s corrosion adventures.

A big shout out to Ted Morris of Nustar Energy, a 38-year veteran of the pipeline industry who has spent the last 29 years in Corrosion Control. Ted Morris was the grand prize winner of our “Name MATCOR’s Icon Contest”. The contest garnered a tremendous number of very thoughtful entries, but RUSTY was an immediate favorite of the selection committee. Ted will be retiring in the near future, having served the industry well, and we at MATCOR dare say that RUSTY may prove to be one of his great legacies. Thanks Ted!

A very close second place in the naming contest goes to Fernando Villamizar Ariza of Ingacor Colombia, with his name entry of “Cowboy Rust”. Thank you Fernando!

There were many honorable mentions and we thank everyone for the effort and creativity.

Name the MATCOR Hot Sauce Character!

For the past several NACE Conferences, MATCOR has spiced up the lives of NACE Conference attendees by handing out our highly coveted Hot Sauce with a cheerful Chili Pepper character on the bottle.

So Much Hot Sauce!

This year’s cancelled NACE Conference has left us with a large inventory of Hot Sauce that we intended to hand out in Houston. On the bottle this year our Chili Pepper character dons a Texas sized cowboy hat and boot for the occasion.

This character has also been included in several recent NACE eNews ads and our marketing team feels that he/she needs a name!

So, we thought we would ask our newsletter recipients for suggestions. 

Send us a name suggestion and we’ll mail you a bottle of MATCOR Hot Sauce!

The first 50 people to respond with a name will be sent a free bottle of Hot Sauce. 

Plus a T-shirt for finalists!

The top 5 suggestions, as determined by our Marketing team, will also receive a “MATCOR Factory Safe” long sleeved T-shirt for their participation.

Please help us give our Chili Pepper character a fitting name!

Complete the form below to submit your idea!


Name the MATCOR Hot Sauce Character!

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MATCOR is Hiring!

Please spread the word that MATCOR is hiring!

2019 has been a year of tremendous growth and development in the corrosion industry. Thank you for the huge part you’ve played in MATCOR’s continued success. We are committed to helping you achieve your corrosion prevention goals by providing the best services and products in the cathodic protection business. To keep up with increasing demand, we’ve expanded our footprint in the Gulf, Permian and Rockies, acquired additional drilling rigs, Mud Puppy filtration systems and water trucks, and are looking for new team members.

Click here for a list of MATCOR job postings

Dan Vallot Joins MATCOR as Account Manager

Dan Vallot, MATCORMeet Dan Vallot, our newest Account Manager. Dan is based at our Gonzales, Louisiana, office and covers the Gulf Coast states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Dan comes to us from Versa Integrity Group where he sold NDT services. Prior to that, he sold specialty mechanical services for Carber. Dan has 3 children, the oldest is attending LSU. In his free time he enjoys being with his family, cooking and gardening. He is also the Director for Industry of Faith Louisiana, a faith-based organization that provides support for oil and gas workers in the state of Louisiana. Please let Dan know how he can assist you to solve your corrosion problems.

Email: dvallot@matcor.com
Mobile: 225-828-7987
9222 Ashland Road
Gonzales, LA 70737

With the addition of Dan, and our new offices in Casper, WY and Midland, TX, we now have a full house of account managers ready to serve you nationally. SEE THE MATCOR SALES TERRITORY MAP

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