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Meric Winthrop Belding

Construction company executive

Meric Winthrop Belding, American construction company executive. Decorated Purple Heart.


Belding, Meric Winthrop was born on November 21, 1922 in West Chicago. Son of Harlow Hartley and Ferne (Chaffe) Belding.


Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1944.


Operations supervisor Belding Corporation, West Chicago, 1946-1950, secretary, treasurer, 1950-1960, president, 1960-1975, chairman board directors, chief executive officer, since 1975. President, chairman board directors Modern Hydraulics, West Chicago, 1950-1962.


Member finance committee West Chicago Economic Development, 1986-1987. Board directors Junior Achievement DuPage County, 1986-1987. Served to sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946.

Member National Construction Employers Council (vice Chairman.1987—), Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (president 1980-1981, board directors 1981-1982), National Council Erectors, Fabricators and Riggers (chairman board directors 1977-1978), Heavy Specialized Carriers Council (chairman labor committee 1975-1977), Crane and Rigging Group (chairman board directors 1972-1973), Steel Erectors Association (chairman board directors 1968-1970), Ironworkers Negotiating Council, Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (secretary, treasurer Millwright group since 1980). Clubs: St. Charles Country. Lodges: Rotary (charter), Elks, Masons, Amity.


  • Other Interests

    Flying, woodworking, gardening, reading.


Married Shirley Eleanor Saville. Children: Jeffrey Saville, Richard Allen, Pamela Sue.