Bill Brill came to work for CF&I in 1926 in the engineering department. He came to help build the twenty-five inch mill. He also made changes in the fourteen inch mill. He helped build the rod mill in 1954, and the shell plant that made shells for World War II. Later he also helped build the grader blade mill. Also worked in the blast furnace area. Had trouble designing furnaces when natural gas came into the picture in 1928. Brill also built a blast furnace in Wilmington, Delaware, but after spending a few million dollars the job was shut down.