Industry Innovator DiesCED Magazine Feb 2006
Article Date: 02-01-2006
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Described as having a strong entrepreneurial spirit and as a "phenomenal mentor," former president and owner of Mauldin Brothers Equipment, H. Neil Mauldin, has passed away.
Mauldin, 72, was instrumental in building the Mauldin name into a well-known and respected brand in commercial asphalt paving equipment. The Mauldin family began making pavers for their general contracting business in
the 1950s. In 1962, Mauldin Manufacturing Co. began making asphalt paving equipment.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Neil's ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit propelled the brand with a series of product offerings that pushed the advancement of the commercial asphalt paving industry.
In 1994, Mauldin and his brother Gene sold the business to Calder Brothers Corp. The corporate name was changed to Calder Brothers, but the product still wears the Mauldin brand. Mauldin's son Tim and nephew Danny still maintain prominent positions in the business.
"He provided superb guidance on all levels of the business during those key years that immediately followed the acquisition," said a Calder Brothers spokesperson. "Neil will be remembered for his ingenuity and friendship that continued long past his legal obligations to the Calder family. Neil's impact on the commercial asphalt paving industry will be felt for years to come."
He is survived by his wife, Doris Mauldin; sons, David and Timothy; daughter, Debbie Stokes; brother, William; and four grandchildren.
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