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A Half-Century Dedicated to the Steel Industry
Posted by MSC on December 3, 2008 at 4:59 PM.

It is with deepest sadness that I report that our good friend and colleague Bill Liddy passed away on October 29. Bill was a proud representative of the steel industry for more than half a century. Working for American Bridge and U.S. Steel in his early professional years, after graduating from college in the early 1950s, he remained as an ambassador for steel construction until his passing. Bill culminated his long career in the steel industry working for AISC. He formally retired in the spring of 2007 and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 NASCC at the time of his retirement. He was also recently honored for his long service to the steel industry by the AISC Board of Directors.


Bill’s constant smile and friendly disposition made him a friend of multitudes associated with the steel, design, and construction industries, as well as those he met in his personal life. Those of us that have known and worked with Bill for many of those 50-plus years, as well as those that had the opportunity to work with him for only a few months, shared the feeling that Bill was a true friend. – Kurt Gustafson

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