April 29, 2015

Vulcan to Undergo Annual Checkup

Birmingham, Ala. — On Monday, May 4, 2015, Vulcan will undergo his annual inspection atop Red Mountain. Securing themselves to the statue by ropes, professionals from Robinson Iron of Alexander City and Vulcan Painters will inspect the nearly 111 year old, 56-foot-tall iron statue. Vulcan will be checked out from his toes to the top of his head for possible problems such as moisture or rust, and make sure his bolts are tight.

What:   Vulcan’s Annual Inspection

When:  Monday, May 4, 2015 between 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Where:  Vulcan Park and Museum

Who:    Media is invited to attend

This annual inspection is consistent with Vulcan Park Foundation’s mission to properly maintain the 50-ton statue since it’s renovation in the late 1990s. The detailed restoration process resulted in the receipt of the nation’s highest honor in historic preservation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award. Ongoing preventative maintenance is performed to ensure that Vulcan upholds this honor and stands the test of time.

To learn more about the ongoing preservation of Vulcan see visitvulcan.com or contact Morgan Berney, Director of Marketing & PR at mberney@visitvulcan.com.



2015 Annual Checkup