The first time I met Wendy Holbrook, I felt like I had always known her. Wendy works at Vulcraft/Nucor and serves on the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. 

If you know Wendy, you know whatever she does, she does it with a caring heart. When I met with Wendy at Vulcraft, I quickly realized she could be the face of Vulcraft. She represents the company in a positive light, and the staff all seem to regard her with great respect. 

 Wendy has worked in Human Resources at Vulcraft for 12 years.

The company recently celebrated 50 years of business in Fort Payne. They have over 300 employees and over 50 divisions all over the United States. And, Vulcraft takes pride in its safety program. In fact, they put it in writing and stand behind it: 

 “We are the SAFEST, highest quality, lowest cost, most productive and most profitable steel and steel products company in the world. We are committed to this while being cultural and environmental stewards in our communities where we live and work. We are succeeding by working together.”

 Having companies such as Vulcraft choose to remain in Fort Payne is vital to the stability and growth of our economy. Consider the economic impact companies such as Vulcraft have on our community. They create jobs and support our local schools and charities. 

Wendy is married to Chuck Holbrook, and they have three grown children. You might think she would slow down as a result, but not the case. Wendy and Chuck are outdoor enthusiasts and like to travel. She also has a large family and attends her nieces and nephews sporting events and special days whenever possible. 

 Aside from being a Chamber of Commerce board member, Wendy is also active on the Vulcraft Relay for Life team, raises money for the Children’s Advocacy Center, participates in Race to Embrace and has even organized a 5K team at Vulcraft to raise money for various organizations in the community. 

Wendy’s tenure as a member of the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors expires this December, and she will most certainly be missed.


— Jennifer McCurdy is director of the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce. Her column appears in the Times-Journal on Wednesdays.

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