Union Pacific Railroad received a 2012 Go Further award from Ford Motor Company. The special honor was announced by Ford at its recently held 2012 World Excellence Awards ceremony and was presented to 35 global suppliers who demonstrated a “Go Further” mindset and continuous pursuit of excellence in the face of unforeseen business challenges.
Union Pacific was recognized for its extraordinary plant launch support and for being agile and willing to adjust to Ford’s changing business requirements. Ford said the “tireless work and assistance of these suppliers helped to minimize production disruptions, and even more importantly, they exhibited courage, strength and leadership during a time of hardship.”
“Union Pacific is proud to support Ford Motor Company with transportation and logistics solutions,” said Linda Brandl, Union Pacific Vice President and General Manager – Automotive. “We are committed to fostering an environment of continuous improvement and innovation, providing the greatest efficiency and value to our customers.”
Union Pacific’s rail network serves customers in the finished vehicle and production/aftermarket parts sectors, directly accessing five finished vehicle assembly plants and operating or accessing more than 40 vehicle distribution centers. Union Pacific’s customer base includes nearly all major automotive manufacturers producing finished vehicles for the North American market, along with suppliers and other auto parts supply chain partners.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America’s most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2007-2012, Union Pacific invested $18 billion in its network and operations to support America’s transportation infrastructure, including a record $3.7 billion in 2012. The railroad’s diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada’s rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.