NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Max Fabian, 99, says he still drives 90 miles per day, including the commute to his job at a Chicago-area wire company, because he just needs to keep busy.
A plant watchman and "jack-of-all-trades" at A-Z Industries Inc. of Northbrook, Ill., Fabian commutes to the job in his Buick LeSabre every day from his home in Niles, Ill., despite getting ready to celebrate his 100th birthday next month, the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday.
Fabian estimated he covers 90 miles a day between going back and forth to work and running errands, the newspaper reported.
A bachelor, Fabian says he "just needs to keep busy" at his age and is mainly motivated because of his loyalty to A-Z Industries' owners, the Anixter family.
"Loyalty is No. 1" in what makes for a successful worker, Fabian said, adding, "I think I'm married to the Anixter family."
The Illinois secretary of state's office told the Tribune that only 52 people in the state age 100 or older still have a valid driver's license.