Hamilton Form Co. President William Daily was named a “Titan of the Industry” at the 2014 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Convention in Washington, D.C. He joins an elite group of leaders who PCI credits with having a profound effect on industry advancement. The Institute named 50 charter Titans as part of its 50th anniversary observance in 2004.
Active in PCI for 30-plus years, Daily was named PCI Fellow in 1996 and has served on the Precast Concrete Manufacturers Association of Texas board for 25 years. He heads a Fort Worth, Texas-based steel forms and plant equipment manufacturer that has supplied precast and prestressed producers in North America and overseas markets for more than 40 years.
“Few suppliers have had the impact on the precast/prestressed concrete industry as Hamilton Form,” says Consulting Engineers Group Principal and past PCI Chairman Thomas D’Arcy, who nominated Daily for the honor. “Bill pioneered the use of the ‘stress against form concept’ by developing forming details that carefully align sections of long line forms to distribute the prestressed force across the entire form cross-section, saving millions for the industry by eliminating the need for costly abutments.”
Under his leadership, Hamilton Form has solved some of its customers’ most challenging forming requirements, developed new form designs, and initiated innovative plant production equipment improving efficiency and quality. “From the time I was introduced to precast concrete at Purdue University, I have been intrigued by the potential of the material,” notes Daily.