In 1938 an energetic dynamo named Louis Sloss becomes the company’s first accountant, office manager and ultimately the VP of Finance.
He holds down the fort while the boss is out making friends and striking deals, for the next 44 years.
With an eye towards diversifying the Sasser portfolio, Fred R.
purchases Chicago Decal, a manufacturer of screen-printed, pressure-sensitive decals and labels.
CFCL responds by purchasing new covered hopper cars from builders such as Pullman Standard and ACF Industries to incorporate into the lease fleet. After more than 40 years of operation, the Chicago Freight Car Company shop is forced to close.
Robert Sasser retires his position as President and remains Chairman of the Board of Chicago Freight Car Leasing. The rail line that served the facility was privately owned by International Harvester, which went bankrupt, leaving the facility in no-man’s land.
Getting his start during the Great Depression, when other business owners were closing their doors and record numbers of people were out of work, has made Fred H. Since 1928 the company has grown from a local operation to a global, multi-faceted corporation.
We’ve expanded and evolved by providing what customers, communities and the transportation industry needed to thrive.
The wounds are still fresh when it comes to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
While the estranged couple are rumoured to be dating new people — Pitt is reportedly with 21-year-old Ella Purnell and Jolie has been linked to a Brit businessman — the Allied star feels Jolie will not have a successful marriage if ever she does get married again.
Readers, what do you think, will Angelina find a "right" guy?