20141113 - Older Worker (SN) - nwherald

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Sarah Nader- snader@shawmedia.com
Gerri Borchardt, 68, talks with an employee while working at Big Beam Emergency Systems Inc. in Crystal Lake Thursday, November 13, 2014, Borchardt started working at Big Beam Emergency Systems at the age of 18 after graduating from high school. She has been working there for 50 years and has no plans to retire. "I like to stay busy," she said. "I plan to keep working as long as I'm healthy."