Straka named most valuable worker
Just as Christie Lane Industries employees prepared to honor incoming President Barack Obama, with American flags and red, white and blue balloons, they honored one of their own: Mark Straka, appropriately enough, for his dedication to his work.
Straka, 30, received the third annual Mary Hornsby Most Valuable Worker of the Year Award, named after Christie Lane Industries’ production manager of more than 30 years.
“I thought someone else would get it,” said the obviously modest Straka, who attended Shawnee School and EHOVE. “I got up and I smiled.”