Sasser Family Holdings Wins 2014 Illinois Family Business of the Year Award

9/1/14

Sasser Family Holdings, a 4th generation company with roots dating back to 1928, has been selected the Illinois Family Business of the Year (large company category of competition) from the Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business. The winners will be celebrated at the 21st annual Awards Gala set for Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.

“Winning this award is a testament to our past and present staff, that they have been able to build such a successful business in a very competitive environment,” a said Fred R. Sasser, CEO and grandson of the founder. "It's also an honor to be selected by an organization that helps family businesses work together to face their unique challenges and build a stronger legacy for future generations.”

Winners of the awards are selected for their positive family/business linkage, multi-generational family business involvement, contributions to industry and community, and their innovative business practices and strategies. Sasser Family Holdings has evolved from a small rail service business to a global transportation asset services and management company comprised of six different subsidiaries, all tied under one family name and set of core values. The company promotes charity and community service, and provides exemplary recognition and respect for its dedicated employees, many of whom have generations of their own families working within the operation.

“This award is a significant achievement for our family, and is shared with all the employees who have worked together to deliver on our commitment to our customers for 86 years,” said Shad Peterson, President of Sasser Family Holdings. “Without our extended family of staff, customers and partners, we could not have received this honor.”