Chicago Frieght Car Leasing Celebrates Employee's 40th Anniversary

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In an age where company loyalty is often rare, Schaumburg-based Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co. (CFCL) proudly celebrated the 40th work anniversary of Bill Elwess, Sales Director of the Eastern region and a second generation employee.

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“My greatest achievement at CFCL is the relationships I have built. Many clients have been with me for 25 years and I call them friends.”

In an age where company loyalty is often rare, Schaumburg-based Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co. (CFCL) proudly celebrated the 40th work anniversary of Bill Elwess, Sales Director of the Eastern region and a second generation employee.

“My greatest achievement at CFCL is the relationships I have built,” he said. “Many clients have been with me for 25 years and I call them friends.”

Some of those friends even came into town for a celebratory reception and recognition dinner at Gibson’s Bar and Steak House in Oak Brook, held by CFCL. Also attending were Elwess’ wife Sandy, his two children and their families, his father, Bill Sr., and company colleagues and leadership, including Fred R. Sasser, CEO of CFCL’s parent company, Sasser Family Holdings.

Elwess joked that he should celebrate 45 years, since he worked five summers while in school with his father, Bill Elwess, Sr. The now retired, elder Elwess was one of the few employees that worked with three generations of the founding Sasser family: including Fred Sasser, his son Robert, and his grandson, the current CEO.

Elwess Jr. had planned to become a teacher, but after graduation, he was asked to fill a temporary position at CFCL. He ended up staying, eventually learning many aspects of the business until he settled into sales where he has managed his own region for 26 years.

Elwess said being in a “good spot” kept him with CFCL through the years, and he purposefully ended his speech with the same words his father used at his retirement celebration in 2000: “The Sassers are good people.”

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About Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co.: Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co. (http://www.crdx.com) is an independent railcar leasing solutions company for industrial, agricultural, and food products shippers throughout North America. CFCL is a subsidiary of Sasser Family Holdings, Inc., a 4th generation, family-held transportation asset services and management company with roots dating back to 1928. Other subsidiaries include Union Leasing Inc., CF Rail Services LLC, CF Asia Pacific Group PTY Ltd, NxGen Rail Services LLC, Xcēd Aviation Services, LLC. Each is a leader in commercial and industrial focused rail, ground support, and vehicle transportation equipment solutions including asset leasing, fleet administration management, asset repair and maintenance, and innovative technology services throughout North America and Australia. Visit CFCL at http://www.crdx.com or Sasser Family Holdings, Inc. at http://www.sfhsinc.com.

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