Norfolk Icon Doherty Named to Nebraska Business Hall of Fame

NORFOLK - A former Nucor manager is being inducted into the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame next week.  The late John Doherty, who was general manager of the Nucor Steel mill in Norfolk from 1973 to 1995, is one of five men who will be honored next Thursday by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Doherty is known as (quote) “one of the true founders of Nucor Steel.” He helped design and build the Nucor plant northeast of Norfolk, helping to write the company’s history as a modern American success story.  At Nucor, Doherty often worked seven days a week, either on the mill floor or in his office – with the door always open. An engineer and draftsman, Doherty also worked for two years as vice president of engineering and consulting at Nucor, retiring in 1997. He then operated a steel mill engineering consulting firm for several years.  Other Hall of Fame inductees are the late Max Brown and Eric Brown with KRVN radio in Lexington; Donald Everett Senior, son of Runza founder Sally Everett; and Deryl Hamann, a member of the Omaha law form Baird, Holm LLC.  The induction will take place Thursday night at 7 o’clock at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln during the annual meeting of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry.