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In Memory of

This page is dedicated to:

Carl A. Swenson Jr. (1951-2006)

    Carl A. Swenson Jr. passed away suddenly on March 27, 2006.  He  was an exceptional man who  touched  many people's lives. To those in the industry he was a no nonsense dispatcher who knew the business at all levels. To his drivers, who called him "Junior", he was their leader, mentor and confidant all in one. To his friends he was a sincere, loyal, and a fun loving companion who loved to fish. To our family he was everything.                          

    Carl was born in Oak Park, Il. and was raised in Fanwood, N. J. He attended St Lawrence University in Canton, N. Y. where he met his wife Bobbie. In 1973 after graduating he joined CASCO as a driver. 

    He frequently unloaded two floor loaded trailers of cookies a day in the early years. Carl quickly was moved into dispatch as the fleet expanded. He had an amazing memory for container numbers and directions and ran the operations from his head for many years.

    Carl was actively involved in the Boy Scouts where he was Committee Chairman of Troop 33  for fifteen years. He was also active at the Fanwood Presbyterian Church where he was a trustee and food bank volunteer. Carl is survived by his wife Bobbie, and children Keith and Amy.                                           

    As a loving son, husband, brother, father, uncle, and member of the transportation  community he will always be remembered for his passionate work ethic , creativity, and attention to detail which established the CASCO brand. We miss you.

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Carl A. Swenson Sr. (1917-1996)

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    Carl Sr. founded CASCO in 1966 after many years in the transportation industry. A native of Springfield, Illinois he worked as a tanker driver for Sinclair before being drafted in 1941. 

    He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. He married Evelyn Roehl while on leave during the war. Upon returning home he attended the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago and graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering in 1949. 

    He went to work for Borden's Milk as a fleet engineer.  He was then hired by a consulting firm which eventually led him east to New Jersey. He became an executive for the Lehigh Valley Transportation Company and later for Preston Motor Lines.  He gained experience working with owner-operators and as the intermodal industry was getting started he saw an opportunity to start his own company. 

    With Evelyn by his side (and doing all the billing late into the wee hours of the morning) he built up the business and would see it pass on to the next generation. He retired in 1986.

 

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