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Service, Stewardship, and Obligation

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, and opening in 2013 to support the construction efforts of our sister company Trident Structures,  Anchor Industrial and later Anchor Technical Services has had one overriding goal: to honor God above all in regard to how we treat our people, our customers, and even our competition.    


The reputation and continued success of the Anchor Industrial depends upon the care and promptness with which our business is conducted. The leadership of Anchor Industrial have high expectations for our employees and our subcontractors, as our employees and subcontractor should for our management team. Only then will Anchor will continue to fulfill it's mission.

J. Clay Trantham

Founder / Chief Executive

Junction Industries

Driven by a desire to build a family of companies that honored God, Clay Trantham has always surrounded himself with people who are hungry, humble, and smart. After the crucible of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and service to his country as a decorated Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, Clay began a successful career in structural steel construction and equipment manufacturing starting with Prospect Steel of Little Rock as Executive Vice President, then President positions at the Steel Division of 413 Holdings of Fort Worth, and later Hirschfeld Industries of Irving and San Angelo, Texas.


That decade of success afforded opportunity to found Junction Industries and it's first subsidiary: Trident Structures with his wife and high school sweetheart.


In addition to their five children, Clay has an extended family that includes all the employees at Junction Industries and its subsidiary companies. Above all, he acknowledges his responsibility of stewardship is to lead and grow a business that is morally-upright, technically-proficient, and financially-profitable.

Daniel L. Trantham


Anchor Group

Dan joined Junction Industries  in the summer of 2014 as an executive consultant, then moving into roles as the VP of Finance and later as the Chief Growth Officer. In 2019, Dan was appointed President of both Anchor Industrial and Anchor Technical Services.


Prior to Anchor, Dan served as Vice President of the holding company EagleOne Diversified where he launched and led EagleOne Oilfield, Falcon Flowback Services, and several other oilfield service companies. Additionally, his entrepreneurial experience includes both of his former companies: Trantham Excavating and DanTrantham Consulting. His consulting work was recognized as being an authority in rapid growth and business infrastructure for vocational service companies.


He, his wife, and his daughters lead On Board Ministry, a 501(c)3 organization training pastors and planting churches in the coastal counties of Kenya.


Dan is a veteran of the United States Navy Nuclear Power program.  He also earned his BS in Business Information Systems and an MBA in International Business, both from John Brown University.

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Tommy Riddle

Vice President

Industrial Services

After graduating Tarleton State University with a BBA in Marketing, Tommy spent the next 20 years in construction equipment and industrial supply sales.  Being certified and audited by nearly every industry and quality standard seemingly possible, his ability to gain an understanding of a job scope is uncanny. In early 2018 Tommy was hired to lead or Anchor Industrial’s operations and sales teams in Central Texas. His infectious good mood made him become fast friends with tradesmen and customers alike. 


In 2019, due to his ability to blend the sales and project management responsibilities of serving industrial clients, Tommy transitioned to lead our business development efforts for Anchor Industrial's existing customers and Strategic Alliances partners. Following a successful 2021, he was promoted to Vice President - Business Development for both Anchor Industrial and Anchor Technical Services. And later in 2023 to Vice President - Industrial Services. In this role, Tommy has global responsibility for sales, customer establishment, customer status compliance, operations, contract management, and estimating for the Anchor Industrial brand.

Eric Caudill

Vice President

Business Development

A veteran of the United States Army (31L), Eric spent 20 years working in the power/material handling field as a mechanic/operator/supervisor building his skills to become a well-rounded plant operator. And during this time, he worked his way to becoming the plant manager of one of the largest coal-fueled power plants in the US. Leaving the owner side of the industry, he spent the following 4 years as a contractor doing various jobs in the industry such as Project Management, Estimation, Area Manager, and Vice President. After leaving private consulting, Eric started a new division of IA Mechanical of Cincinnati, Ohio in 2019.  Eric ran that organization through 3 years of tough economic conditions, during which time he worked alongside the Anchor companies on a couple high-profile projects. 

He joined Anchor Technical in late 2022 as Vice President - Technical Services. In mid 2023 he was re-tasked as Anchor Group's Vice President - Business Development. In this role, Eric has global responsibility for sales, customer establishment, customer status compliance, contract management, and estimating for the Anchor Industrial brand.

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