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03-02-2007

Helmer-Cronin Construction President William F. Helmer Elected to Clarkson University Board of Trustees

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Helmer-Cronin Construction Inc., founded in 1961, is principally engaged in commercial, industrial, institutional and multifamily housing construction. It has completed more than 500 projects, including the world's largest travel plaza for the Marriott Corporation, the first passenger terminal at Stewart Airport for American Airlines, and the historical renovation of the Hotel Thayer at the U.S. Military Academy. helmer

Helmer received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Clarkson in 1956. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, and the Clarkson Guard.

After serving as an engineering assistant with the Atlantic Refining Company in Pittsburgh, Helmer reported to the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Upon retirement from the Corps of Engineers, he returned to Atlantic Refining Headquarters in Philadelphia and soon after was promoted to district engineer.

A New York State licensed professional engineer, Helmer is a life director of the National Association of General Contractors of America, and a past president of the Rockland County Contractors and Suppliers; the Construction Employers Association of the Hudson Valley; the Construction Contractors Association of the Hudson Valley; the General Building Contractors of New York State; and the Construction Labor Relations Association of New York State.

He is a past president of the Clarkson Alumni Association and was a recipient of the Golden Knight Award in 1991. Helmer and his wife, Sandy, reside in Nyack, N.Y., and Marco Island, Fla.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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