Closing Out Another Year!
On December 9, 2016 CAIC held its 49th Annual Luncheon at the Beverly Country Club. Approximately 200 attendees heard Gene Larkin, Director of Lanigan Holdings, LLC, give the keynote address about the development of the Mi-Jack Products company. His presentation was accompanied by the video “Following the Dream”, which showed how, in 1954, from his home in Dolton, John Lanigan envisioned a “better way”. Over time, Mi-Jack became a multinational corporation providing machinery and solutions for the transportation and material handling industries worldwide.
At the luncheon, two Kenneth L. Brace Memorial Awards, named after CAIC’s first Executive Director, were awarded. The first recipient was Mi-Jack Products, in recognition of a visionary industry leader that has strengthened and transformed the intermodal transportation industry regionally and worldwide through technological innovation and exemplary service. The second recipient was Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, in recognition of its effort to minimize diesel exhaust emissions and enhance transportation economics through its program to convert its entire locomotive fleet to compressed natural gas fuel. This year, the Chairman’s Award, was presented (below) to Al Raffin, of Raffin Construction, for tremendous support and participation in CAIC and its functions throughout many years.