From everyone at the MIC Cargo family, we first and foremost want to wish everyone a very happy and safe Thanksgiving. 2021 is certainly different from 2020, both of which are far more different than 2019 and before, but the most important thing is that this year people can once again safely get together and share the holiday with one another.
MIC’s family has grown astronomically this year – now numbering more than four hundred employees. We are grateful for their devotion and hard work and their respect for one another. It makes for a welcoming, inclusive environment that we work hard to maintain.
We visited each of our facilities and asked several of our team members in each location what they’re thankful for this year. Here, in their own words, are what they shared with us.
Armando Ruiz, Office Agent, Export Department, Wolf Rd.
“I’m thankful for my health and family and being able to be back at work with everything going on. We’re like a little family [here at MIC]. It’s fun to come to work versus having to come to work.”
Amelie Albiola, Customer Service, Export, Wolf Rd.
“I’m thankful for the good health of my daughter, my parents and my grandparents. I’m thankful to work here as well because it’s just a five minute drive from my parents and grandparents houses.”
Anna Ma, VP Customer Service, Wolf Rd.
“I’m thankful for having a good team to work with.”
Ruben Lopez, Operations Manager, Sherwin Ave.
“I’m thankful for my job opportunity and the family environment we have here and thankful for my family and friends.”
Roger Ford, First Shift Supervisor, Sherwin Ave.
“I’m thankful for my great team. We’ve got great people here to knock out stuff. The energy we have here is positive and I love the atmosphere. I like that we’re growing and expanding and it means more opportunities and room for growth for everyone.”
Edwin Cotto, Dock Supervisor, Sherwin Ave.
“Thankful for the opportunity to become part of the team and the dedication. I’m noticed at my job for my hard work and a chance to grow in life.”
Rodolfo Lopez, Coordinator, Sherwin Ave.
“I’m thankful I’ve got a great staff, great boss and living in America. I went to college in the Philippines and took business management and a little bird [Ruben Lopez] told me to come here and work. I’m fortunate to have everything I want in life including a condo and a new car.”
Sergio Rodriguez, ULD Builder, Patton Dr.
“I’m very thankful for my health. I’m definitely glad we made it through.”
Cedric Madamba, Warehouse, Patton Dr.
“I thank God for giving me health to do this job every day.”
Lamone Jones, Warehouse, Patton Dr.
“I’m thankful for all my family and friends staying healthy. I’m thankful to have traveled to Atlanta and Las Vegas (for the first time) this year. My sister got married there so I’ve got a new brother-in-law. I had to test him out since I’m the big brother!”
Shannon Hale, Warehouse, Patton Dr.
“I’m thankful for my family and work. We love to mess around with each other. It’s my first year here working on the airport – I was a union vendor. I applied and got the job the same day. I’ve learned a lot.”
John Binns, Supervisor, Patton Dr.
“I’m going to be going to Ohio [to MIC’s new Rickenbacker location]. I’m able to take my career to another level and experience another location. I’ve got so much to be thankful for. Every day I wake up it’s a dream. Everyday you wake up – appreciate life. It’s not guaranteed. I’ve got my mental health, my spiritual health and physical health. What else do I really need besides waking up in the morning?”
Ayha Ahmed, Counter Agent, Patton Dr.
“I’m thankful to be here because I have more opportunities to pay for my college tuition. I’m going to be a doctor. I like kids – so probably pediatrics.”