August, 1971. Construction began on Louisiana Superdome. “The Omega Man” was the top movie at the box office. Apollo 15 returns to earth. The Bee Gee’s “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” topped the charts. President Nixon announces the end of the gold standard. “The Exorcist” was the #1 New York Times bestseller.
The unemployment rate was 6.1%, which was adjusted ever so slightly to account for Rick Trawinski being hired at C.J. Link Lumber Company.
43 years later, Nixon is gone, the United States has long given up on moonshots, two of the three Bee Gee’s have passed on, and movies and books are now delivered to our phones. Only the Superdome and Rick Trawinski working for CJ Link Lumber remain.
Until today that is.
After dutifully serving CJ Link Lumber for these many years, Rick is beginning the next chapter of his journey. He has been an integral component in helping CJ Link Lumber steer through the changes to the industry through all these years. He can remember a time when the sales orders were written by hand, but the carloads of lumber were unloaded by hand!
He is an asset that cannot be replaced.
We wish him luck and rest assured knowing that CJ Link’s loss is his wife Colleen, son Brett and granddaughter Bella, and the rest of his family and freind’s gain.