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Ronald Jack Crymes Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

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Ronald Jack Crymes is particularly proud of the contributions he made to the gantry for the spaceflight to the moon and the gantry for the space shuttle.

    NORCROSS, GA, June 12, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Ronald Jack Crymes with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Crymes celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Now retired, Mr. Crymes has accrued nearly four decades of experience as a structural steel detailer and draftsman. His most recent position was founder and president of Accurate Detailing Associates in Atlanta from 1984 to 2015. After establishing Accurate Detailing Associates, he worked with Addison Steel and Shuff Steel to establish their Atlanta office in 1987. At the beginning of his career Mr. Crymes learned the detailing business working for Jack Zwecker and Associates in Atlanta. Beginning as a print boy in 1961, then draftsman and then draftsman checker, he continued his success through 1984. He has also been associated with L. N. Ross engineering as draftsman checker and field checker from 1984 to 1987.

A high school math teacher (Mrs. Witcher) inspired Mr. Crymes to become a draftsman. She caught him so many times sketching spaceships in math class, she encouraged him to get some drafting tools.

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Prior to embarking on his professional Journey, Mr. Crymes enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1954. During his service as an Electronic Counter Measures operator on RB36 and RB47 bombers, he was asked to draw plans for some ground support equipment. The equipment won an award from SAC (Strategic Air Command). When he realized his knack for drafting, he was inspired to seek a higher education. Subsequent to the conclusion of his service in 1957, he completed coursework in architectural history at the Georgia Institute of Technology between 1957 and 1961. He then attended the Atlanta Division of the University of Georgia for additional math in 1961 and 1962.

Throughout his impressive career, Mr. Crymes is proud to have been the detailer of all the steel required for the creation of the Buckhead Library in Atlanta. The library was the recipient of the 1993 National AIA Honor Award of Excellence, the 1991 National AIA / ALA Award of Excellence, the 1990 Georgia AIA Award of Excellence and the 1990 Urban Design Commission Award of Excellence. The rolled steel canopy in front of the library required that Mr. Crymes write a special computer program to find all the points needed for drawing each individual component.

Additionally, he worked on the Atlanta High Museum of Art, multiple power plants throughout the world, high rise office buildings in Atlanta, New York and other cities, multiple Publix stores, Home Depot Stores, and J. C. Pennies warehouses, as well as others. The files of the VA and FHA have over 100 house plans drawn so loans could be made during the time when interest rates went to 26 percent. Mr. Crymes is particularly proud of the contributions he made to the gantry for the spaceflight to the moon and the gantry for the space shuttle.

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Outside of work, Mr. Crymes enjoys collecting electric trains, watches, pistols, and almost anything mechanical or electrical. He is an active Elder in the Presbyterian church. He has been married to Josephine Boyd Crymes for 53 years and has one daughter and two sons.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Mr. Crymes has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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