On Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, District Lodge 19 General Chairman Heath Jacobs and Josh Hartford, Special Assistant to the International President for the IAM Rail Division, attended Local 478’s 45th annual Service Awards Banquet in Arlington Heights, Ill.
This event was a great success for the Local, with over 75 members attending. The Local 478 executive board presented many service awards to their members recognizing their years of service within the IAM. As seen in the picture with Hartford, Local 478 President Mike Lemon, and Jacobs, there were two awards that were for 50 service years with the IAM—a huge accomplishment for Brothers Dan Slocumb and Dennis Jensen. Brother Dennis is a past District 19 Executive Board member.
District 19 and the IAM Rail Division would like to thank Local 478 for the invite and congratulate them for another successful event for their members.