A Legacy Lives On
Eddie died in 1993, and the following year, the Western Company of North America was subsumed into a large energy service conglomerate. However, the legacy of the man and the company lives on through the accomplishments of the numerous men and women who were influenced and inspired by his passion for free enterprise.
When our company was born, it was important to christen it with a name that would symbolize all of the qualities that are essential to success: a sense of urgency, enthusiasm, creative, competitive, detailed, and outstanding technical competence.
It also was important for the name to symbolize the phenomenal success that can be achieved within the free enterprise system. No name better represents all of these qualities than WESTERN.
Don Woodard, Jr.
President, Western Commerce Group