Welcome to the Cookie and Snack Bakers Association
The Cookie and Snack Bakers Association (CASBA) was established in 1970 to provide association members with a forum and atmosphere conducive to building relationships, sharing experiences, and exchanging information necessary to prosper our individual business and Industry.
Passing of a CASBA Member
We regret to inform that we recently lost a long time member, Thomas Lugar. He passed August 9th at the age of 85.
Thomas Riley Lugar passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 9, 2018. He was born in Indianapolis on August 8, 1933 to Marvin & Bertha (Green) Lugar. Tom graduated from Shortridge High School in 1951 and received a M.E. degree from Purdue University in 1955. After college, he briefly worked for Allison/Jet Engine Division until serving in the United States Army. In 1957 Tom joined his family business, Thomas L. Green & Co., Inc., a manufacturer of biscuit and cracker baking equipment founded by his grandfather. He served as president for more than 50 years. The company became a division of Reading Bakery Systems in 2001 and Tom remained active until shortly before his passing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Indianapolis Rotary Foundation (650 N. Meridian St., Indpls
., IN 46204), the Crossroads of America Council – Boy Scouts of America (7125 Fall Creek Rd North, Indpls
., IN 46256), Meridian Street Methodist Church (5500 N. Meridian St., Indpls
., IN 46208), or your favorite charity.
New Item: A Quarterly Newsletter
Dear Members, we will begin sending out quarterly newsletters to keep everyone up to date on our latest actions. Please expect the first of those, The Summer Edition, to be sent out shortly. Thanks!