In February of 1997 the aggregate industry lost a longtime friend with the passing of Barry K. Wendt. Known for his outgoing, friendly disposition and spirited nature, he was a great friend and champion to the industry. He often gave of his own personal time to solve industry problems.
Barry tirelessly devoted his energy to advance the industry's causes. His friends and the industry will remember him for his dedication, hard work, and personal integrity. Barry Wendt helped make the industry and the world a better place.
As a lasting memorial to Barry, who exemplified commitment to family, career, and the industry, NSSGA has established an Annual Commitment Award to recognize an individual in the industry who is deserving of personal recognition for exhibiting the dedication exemplified by Barry Wendt, both in commitment to the industry and to the community in which they live.
The Wendt Memorial Commitment Award will be presented at NSSGA's Annual Convention in Las Vegas, March 3-6, 2014.