John T. Lendrum passed away on July 17 at the age of 88. The former National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) president and one of the early leaders of the precast concrete industry headed Norwalk Concrete Industries for many years, a company founded in 1906 as a licensor of its patented burial vault and mold equipment. After serving as an officer in the Korean War, Lendrum joined his father in the business in 1960 and helped it grow and diversify over the years. He was one of the leaders in the creation of ASTM Committee C27 in 1972, a group that continues to develop standards today that play a critical role in the design and specification of precast concrete products.
Lendrum served as NPCA’s 10th president in 1975 and was presented with the Robert E. Yoakum Award in 1976 for his service to the industry. In 1993, he passed the ownership of Norwalk Concrete Industries to his sons, John Lendrum and Jeff Malcolm, who continue to run the company today.
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