Recent research from NACE International — the worldwide corrosion authority — shows that it can reach $2.5 trillion or higher globally
every year – equivalent to 3.4% of global GDP. In the United States alone, the annual cost of corrosion is estimated at more than $450
billion. A large portion of this cost is born both directly and indirectly by communities.
In communities across Illinois, corrosion has weakened municipal infrastructure systems, impeding community growth and economic development and reducing municipal capacity and prosperity. Crumbling roadways, bridges, and water systems drain resources, increase operational costs, and rob opportunity by discouraging business growth…
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