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Peshia Named Board Chairman [INACTIVE]

July 15, 2002 From AISC, Inc.

Terry Peshia, Chairman of Garbe Iron Works, has been elected Chairman of the Board of the American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. Garbe Iron Works is located in Aurora, IL, and has been fabricating structural steel since 1919.

Peshia began in the steel industry right out of high school, working in steel erection as a summer job in 1956. While attending college, he paid for his tuition and expenses through his jobs in the structural steel industry, continuing his work in the business after graduation. In 1964, he became a steady employee at Garbe, in 1972 the Vice President, and in 1983 the President.

While networking with other regional fabricators, Peshia became convinced of the value of AISC membership, and Garbe joined the association in 1982. His active participation eventually led to board membership, an assignment that Peshia views as an obligation to give something back to industry. “All 27 AISC board members devote a lot of time to the association and the steel industry. In the long run, our commitment helps us better handle our own responsibilities, and we’ll ultimately be doing a better job back home.”

In addition to his responsibilities to Garbe and AISC, he is currently on the Board of Directors of the Associated Steel Erectors of Chicago, Past President of the Central Fabricators Association, and Past President of Northern Illinois Mobile Crane Owners Association, in addition to an active member in many construction related associations such as ASA, Fox Valley General Contractors, Chicagoland Construction Safety Association, and Union-Management Pension Fund Boards, among others. Peshia also has several unique interests, from classic cars to flower gardening. He’s currently on the Board of Directors for the Auburn, Cord,Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, IN, and has his own collection of cars on display.

AISC, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of more than 80 years of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information.

For more information contact:

Scott Melnick
VP of Communications
(312) 670-8314
[email protected]


 

American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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Chicago IL 60601
Phone: 312.670.2400
Fax: 312.626.2402
www.aisc.org