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Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

By Thomas Olson
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012
 

Noteworthy: Received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Airport Corridor Transportation Association

Age: 87

Residence: Bethel Park

Family: Wife, Frances; son, Dean, 58; daughter Marcia, 54; three grandchildren.

Occupation: Chairman of Mackin Engineering Co., which he founded in 1963. The Findlay-based firm provides transportation engineering and consulting services for bridge and highway designs.

Background: A working engineer since 1950, Mackin's career includes stints with the Pennsylvania Railroad in New York and several engineering firms in Pittsburgh. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Highway Engineers and the American Council of Engineering Companies and its Pittsburgh chapter.

Education: Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 1949 from Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon University.

Quote: " I guess I decided to keep working because I don't have hobbies of any nature and I don't golf. It's also pretty hard to walk away from a business you started."

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