Honoring Barry Wendt
- Written by Mark Kuhar
March 24, 2011 – To honor the memory of the late Barry K. Wendt, who tirelessly devoted his energy to advance the causes of the aggregates industry, the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) presents an annual scholarship to a student from an engineering school who plans to pursue a career in the aggregates industry. I knew Barry, who died suddenly in 1997, during his tenure at Cedarapids. He was the kind of straight shooter that those of us in the trade press appreciate: He told you when you were doing a good job, and when he didn't think you were, he gave you hell and told you how to do it better. I miss Barry's candor and counsel, and I wholeheartedly support NSSGA's Wendt Memorial Scholarship. Applications are open to all members and non-members. The deadline for applications is June 6, 2011. Please click here for instructions and click here for an application form.