No history of Tindall would be complete without giving appropriate recognition to our founder, Mr. William Lowndes, III. Through his leadership, Tindall became one of the leading precast, prestressed concrete companies in the industry, providing innovative, value-added products and solutions to customers across the country. Mr. Lowndes created an environment where employees settle for nothing less than the best, where they help each other to grow and succeed, and where they are given opportunities to contribute to something greater than themselves —traditions that Tindall continues to uphold to this day. Even now, 60 years later, the men and women of Tindall diligently follow one of their founder’s many rules to live by; “We will do it right the first time.”
Mr. Lowndes has always felt a deep sense of responsibility for the improvement of his precast company, the industry, his community, and society as a whole. Because of this drive, he held a wide variety of positions throughout his very engaged career, including Zone Director of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Board, Director of the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce, Vestryman and Junior Warden of the Church of the Advent, Chairman of the South Carolina Policy Council, as well as many more. Perhaps most significantly, Mr. Lowndes was recognized by the state of South Carolina with the Order of the Palmetto, the state’s highest civilian award for significant contributions, leadership, volunteerism, and lifelong influence.
Tindall is proud of the legacy established by Mr. Lowndes, appreciative of his guidance in setting the course for the company’s future success and honored by his contributions to our industry, to our communities, and to the lives of the many employees who have worked for Tindall over the years. Today, the company culture nurtured by Mr. Lowndes during his leadership continues to thrive —something for which each member of the Tindall family is truly blessed.