PROVO — The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce has selected Springville Mayor Wilford Clyde and the late Harold "Hal" R. Wing, founder of Little Giant Ladders Systems and Wing Enterprises, as its Pillar of the Valley Award recipients for 2015.
They will be honored March 27 at the fifth annual gala to be held at the Utah Valley Convention Center.
The Pillar of the Valley Award was created in 2011 to honor an individual or individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the business, civic, social, educational and cultural climate of Utah Valley.
"The contributions Wilford Clyde and Hal Wing have made, and continue to make, are nearly unmatchable," said Rona Rahlf, president and CEO of Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Clyde served on the Springville City Council from 1989 to 1992. He is currently the president and CEO of Clyde Companies, Inc., the parent company of W.W. Clyde & Co., Geneva Rock Products, Sunroc, Gorge Rock and Beehive Insurance.
Wing passed away in August 2012. He is the third person to receive the Pillar of the Valley Award posthumously. Inspired by a German ladder prototype he found in the 1970s, Wing founded The Little Giant Ladder System and within the first year sold more than $500,000 in ladders. He later founded Wing Enterprises. He was also mayor of Springville from 1997 to 2001.
Tickets for the gala may be purchased by calling 801-851-2555 or at www.thechamber.org.