SANTA BARBARA, CA – The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) honored industry veteran Bill Ligetti with its prestigious Spirit of Union Construction Award, reserved for individuals who have dedicated their entire careers to the advancement of the industry.
Bill, who has been involved in union construction since 1968, is the Executive Director of the Ironworker Employers Association of Western Pennsylvania (IWEA).Before taking the reins at IWEA, he worked for many of the companies that helped build our industry, including American Bridge and H.H. Robertson.
Bill has also been a longtime dedicated member of TAUC and, before that, the NEA. He not only helped create the TAUC LEO Committee in the late 1990s, but he served as chairman twice. When you talk to Bill, one thing that comes across is his passion for the industry, and how much he cares about the contractors he represents. He is a walking, talking encyclopedia of union construction in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Over the years he has helped countless other LEOs by sharing his advice and experience.
The TAUC Spirit of Union Construction Award was created in 2007 to recognize individuals who have made a significant impact on the union construction industry throughout their illustrious careers. It recognizes and celebrates a lifetime of achievements.But it’s about more than just their career and the titles they’ve held. It’s about the positive impact they’ve had on the people around them. The Spirit of Union Construction Award recognizes someone who has inspired others to do better, to achieve more than they thought possible; someone who has reached out and helped colleagues during times of trouble, and never asked for anything in return; someone whose passion for the industry was evident in everything they did.
Watch the complete tribute video to Bill Ligetti above.