Union Pacific Named General Motors 2007 Supplier of the Year
Omaha, Neb., April 29, 2008 Union Pacific has been named a 2007 General Motors Supplier of the Year for the fourth time this decade for delivering superior services to GM. Jim Young, Union Pacific Corporation chairman and CEO, accepted the award during ceremonies Saturday, April 26, in Jacksonville, Fla.
"GM is proud to honor Union Pacific as a GM Supplier of the Year winner," said Bo Andersson, GM group vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "This award is our way of telling the winners that we appreciate all of their efforts in working together with GM to manufacture world-class vehicles."
Union Pacific Railroad is the largest automotive carrier west of the Mississippi River and provides transportation services for all of GM’s finished vehicle business in the western United States.
"Receiving this recognition four of the last seven years reflects the dedication and commitment of Union Pacific employees to deliver General Motors parts and vehicles," said Young. "We were recognized for our improved service performance, flawless support of GM’s 2007 model launches and ability to help them save money versus over-the-road trucks."
The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992. Award-winners are selected by a global team of executives from purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics who base their decisions on supplier performance in quality, service, technology and price. This year, General Motors honored 97 suppliers for their excellence throughout 2007. Union Pacific was the only railroad selected.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serves the fastest-growing U.S.population centers. Union Pacific’s diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad offers competitive long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexixo, making it North America's premier rail franchise.
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