At its recent annual meeting, the Glenview, Ill.-based Metal Construction Association posthumously honored Miller-Clapperton CEO Ted Miller, who passed away in October 2012, with the Larry A. Swaney Award. Members of his family and Miller-Clapperton staff were on hand to accept the award. The Larry A. Swaney Award is named for one of MCA's founders and its first president, who was committed to the betterment of metal construction. Since 2003, the award has been presented to a person who has worked for the success of the association and the growth of the metal construction industry.
"This year we bestow this honor on someone who served almost 40 years in the metal construction industry and who supported MCA, not only as a committee and council member but also chair of the Awards Committee,” said MCA chair Todd E. Miller, during the Jan. 27 presentation. “Ted was also heavily involved in the MCM Fabricators Council from its very beginning.”
One nominator added, "Ted was an example of an astute and honest business man. His drive to promote metal has helped metal achieve the level it enjoys today. The high standards in terms of performance but also ethics he has set for himself and for his company bring honor to us as his colleagues and as an industry."
"He was thrilled to have played a significant role in developing the MCM Fabricators Council and to serve as its first Chairman, and to have been instrumental in developing the MCM Premium Certified Fabricator program. Being honored to serve as a member of the MCA Board and recently to have been selected as the chairman of the Awards Committee was an additional source of pride to Ted,” said Miller’s longtime partner Dave Clapperton during the awards presentation. “Ted was so very proud to be a productive part of MCA and was even more proud of his relationships with its members and what those relationships brought to our industry."