Company Watch - Union Pacific.
UP division wins 2011 Partnership Award. Union Pacific Distribution Services, a subsidiary of Union Pacific, earned Chrysler's 2011 Partnership Award for its supply-chain and cost-efficient practices, specifically for its "transit reduction, truck conversion, and supplier coordination" efforts. "This award reflects our commitment to creating value for our customers by providing safe and reliable transportation logistics," said Kate Betsworth, UPDS assistant vice president and general manager. May 31, 2012
UP responds to regional growth, rising traffic in Texas with $10M plan. Union Pacific plans to spend about $10 million to add six tracks to its rail yard in Odessa, Texas, in response to unparalleled growth and rising traffic in the state. The work is part of a $50 million expansion across the Permian Basin and will double the yard's capacity. Meanwhile, the Class I also plans to replace about 115,000 rail ties for the St. Louis-Chicago high-speed rail network, according to UP officials. May 29, 2012
UP hosts Operation Lifesaver event in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Union Pacific sponsored an "Officer on a Train" event along with local police in Fort Dodge, Iowa, as part of Operation Lifesaver's message to motorists about staying safe at rail crossings. "If you are involved in a collision with a train, you are 20 times more likely to die than if you were involved in a collision with another motor vehicle, simply because of the weight difference," says UP employee Don Heddinger. May 29, 2012
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