Eddie Williams | Buckner Companies, Inc., Graham, NC
One would be hard pressed to find any individual that has devoted more time, resources or effort working for the betterment of the steel construction industry.
From his beginning as a rebar laborer in 1952, to Chairman of the Board at one of the country’s most respected steel erectors, Mr. Williams has made his way to the top by working at most every trade and management position within his company, as well as, holding leadership positions in virtually every major trade organization in the steel construction industry.
Through his tenacity, Mr. Williams secured SEAA a voice on the SENRAC Committee, providing the organization the opportunity to influence the writing of OSHA law that would govern how the entire construction industry would conduct business for the foreseeable future.
Mr. William’s has held the president’s position of SEAA three times, including the founding president in 1972. He was awarded the coveted William Davis Service Award by SEAA for his numerous contributions to the association and in 2005 was awarded AISC’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
He and his family have dedicated their lives to the Buckner Companies and the industry as a whole. Following in his father’s example, Doug Williams has provided leadership as CEO of Buckner, a SEAA board member, President of the SC&RA and as the representative on OSHA’s CDAC Committee.