After 67 years, GM's longest serving employee retires
(FOX 2) - What were you up to at age 18?
Attending a party at college maybe? How about traveling around the world?
For Elmer Zurakowski, he started his job at General Motors as a die maker apprentice. And that's where he would work for 67 years - becoming the automotive company's longest serving employee ever.
He started work in 1951, transitioning four different plants.
The UAW says he's the highest seniority hourly employee throughout the whole company.
He finished his career as a metal model maker. Thursday was his last day at the Warren Technical Center.
With so much youth left, the 86-year-old plans to spend retirement on his hobby - woodworking.