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Remembering Jason

Jason “Jay” York
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, October 25, 2018, Jason “Jay” York Sr. of Washington, IL, passed away at the age of 46.
Jay was born on January 5, 1972, in Peoria, IL, to Jerry and Marcy (Thompson) York. On February 13, 2015, Jay married Tara Meyer and together they were raising their beautiful blended family. Jay was the loving father to children, Zachary, Stormie, Summer and Jason Jr.; and stepfather to Aubrey. He adored his grandchildren, Kamren and Kainen, and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of his granddaughter, Kilah, this winter.
Jay was a joyful presence to everyone he met. His cheerful, silly personality was a light to those around him. Fishing with his children was a favorite activity, as was cheering on the Detroit Lions. He was determined and driven, and took great pride in following his father in his chosen career. Most of all, those who knew Jay got to experience his warmth and generosity, the depth of his friendship, his genuine care and concern for his loved ones, and his adoration for his family.
Jay is survived by his wife, his children and grandchildren, mother and stepfather, Larry Howerter; as well as siblings, Tracey Mount, Terry Mount, Angela Angelici and Patricia Pettie.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2018, at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington. Visitation will be from noon until the time of his service. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Washington.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star

11th Year for Air-land & Gary Christopher supporting St. Jude


St. Jude RunsOver the week of July 31st 2017, our COO Gary Christopher, participated in the St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run. This was the 11th year that Gary and Air-land Transport Service, Inc. have supported St. Jude. During that time, about 175 runners covered 465 miles in 4 days running from Memphis, TN to Peoria, IL. At the same time, groups of other runners from all over Illinois ran to Peoria. On that Saturday, tired and exhausted, they met in Peoria and crossed the finish line live on the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Regional Telethon.

Air-land Purchases New Wabash Trailers.

Starting in Jan 2017 Air-Land began upgrading its extensive fleet of trailers.  Air-land has purchased 70 new Wabash trailers that the company will be taking delivery of approximately 15 per month for the next several months.


Air-Land Transport Service, Inc. earns recognition as a John Deere “Partner-level Supplier” and “Hall of Fame Supplier”

Morton, IL – Air-Land Transport Service, Inc. has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2013 and was inducted into the Supplier Hall of Fame in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. Hall of Fame status is given after a supplier attains a Partner-level rating for five consecutive years. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The Morton, IL based company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. John R. Gray, Owner and CEO and Gary Christopher, General Manager, accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on February 18th in Davenport, IA.

Air-Land Transport Service, Inc. is a supplier of transportation services to John Deere’s operation in East Moline, IL.

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.