Clyde and Wing receive Pillar of the Valley awards
Springville Mayor Wilford Clyde and the family of former Springville Mayor Hal Wing were presented with the “Pillar of the Valley” award on Friday, March 27, at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo. The formal event is sponsored by the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce in recognition of those who have made extraordinary contributions to the business, civic, social, educational and cultural communities of Utah Valley.
Clyde is serving his second term as the mayor of Springville and served as a city council member from 1989 to 1992. He is currently the president and CEO of Clyde Companies. Clyde Companies include W.W. Clyde, Geneva Rock, Sunroc, Gorge Rock Construction Companies and Beehive Insurance. Clyde has been a public servant in many ways. He is currently serving on the Utah State Board of Regents and is a board member of the Utah Employers Council, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and Envision Utah. Past assignments have included chairman of the Board of Trustees for Utah Valley University, membership on the Brigham Young University’s Construction Management Advisory Committee, and chairman of the Utah Manufacturers Association among several other positions
He and his wife Natalie have always been huge supporters of the community by attending games at Springville High School, Springville Museum of Art functions, Red Devil Booster Club events, little league and Filly league games and much more. They have four daughters and 11 grandchildren.
Former Mayor Hal Wing served as mayor of Springville from 1997 to 2001. He passed away in August of 2012. He was the founder of Wing Enterprises, which includes Little Giant Ladder Systems. The first year of starting his company, he sold over $500,000 of this amazing ladder. Now Little Giant is practically a household name around the country. Little Giant Ladder Systems continues to be located in Springville’s Industrial Park. Wing received awards from Ernest & Young as the Entrepreneur of the Year and was recognized in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry. He and his wife, Brigette, were supporters of many groups and organizations in the community. He loved cars and had an exquisite automobile collection. He and his wife Brigette have four children.
Wilford W. Clyde